February 20, 2012 (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – With spring approaching, many people are getting organized and starting their spring cleaning. To help properly dispose of old documents containing personal information, Doug and Chris Ware, owners of the PostalAnnex+ at 3472 Research Pkwy are hosting a Free Shredding Day. On March 10, 2012, members of the community are encouraged to bring up to five pounds of documents only to the Ware’s location.
“We are excited to have an opportunity to help members of our community get organized and protect themselves from identity theft,” said Chris Ware. “Shredding personal documents can save you hundreds of dollars and dozens of hours of frustration trying to repair your stolen identity.”
According to a report by Javelin Strategy & Research, in 2010, 8.1 million people were victims of identity theft, and the overall losses from identity fraud were $37 billion. The Javelin report also revealed the average out-of-pocket expense for victims of identity theft was $631 per incident. Identity thieves search through garbage cans and dumpsters looking for documents with personal information. One of the best ways to prevent identity fraud is to shred all documents with any type of personal information. It is recommended that you shred items with birth dates, Social Security numbers, bank information, credit card numbers, and more.
In addition to shredding service, the Ware’s PostalAnnex+ offers a one-stop solution for many home office and business service needs; shipping through UPS, FedEx and the USPS, private mailbox rental, packaging and shipping supplies, notary public, printing and copying services, office supplies and more.
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in San Diego, California, PostalAnnex+ is one of five brands franchised by Annex Brands, Inc. Together with AIM Mail Centers, Navis Pack & Ship, Handle With Care Packaging Store and Sunshine Pack & Ship, there are over 425 Annex Brands’ locations operating across the United States. All PostalAnnex+ locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees. Locations offer customers the ability to compare shipping rates between FedEx, UPS and the USPS, private mailbox rental, shipping and packaging supplies, copying services, notary public, office supplies, shredding, scanning and more. For more information on services or for franchise information, visit www.postalannex.com.
Annex Brands, Inc., formerly known as Postal Annex, Inc., was founded by Jack and Martha (Marty) Lentz in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego. There are five brands in the Annex Brands franchise family: PostalAnnex+, AIM Mail Center, Navis Pack & Ship, Handle With Care Packaging Store and Sunshine Pack & Ship. All together, there are more than 425 locations across 41 states and into Canada. Each location is an individually owned and operated franchise. Its retail stores offer a one-stop support center for packaging, shipping, postal and office supply needs, including the ability to compare shipping rates with UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS shipping. The commercial locations provide custom packaging and shipping solutions for larger and more valuable items. For more information on the company’s history, services and franchise information, visit www.AnnexBrands.com.