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  • Aug 30, 2010
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This product does more or less what it says it will - obliterates small areas of information on non-glossy paper. Unfortunately, as anti-spy equipment it wouldn't get past Q at MI5.

Pros:
1. Thoroughly obliterates the area it covers.
2. Excellent on porous material

Cons:
1. Covers a very small area, and even some mailing labels need double stamping.
2. The base is just a little tray that the stamp sits on, and can't be attached to the stamp, so it's not something you'd carry around in your briefcase or handbag.
3. Definitely not for glossy paper, or even semi-glossy paper, as it wipes right off these surfaces.
4. The ink pad is not re-inkable, so when the pad it comes with dries up, you'll need to buy a new one (sold separately of course)

Uses:
1. Obscuring mailing labels on porous paper
2. Hiding your address and signature on cancelled cheques
3. Hiding your address and account information on bank and credit card statements.
4. Obscuring potentially damning phone numbers on your printed phone records
5. Deterring casual snoops and nosey parkers.

Recommended for home use such as disposing cancelled cheques after balancing your chequebook, or obliterating your address on porous mailing labels. Otherwise, it's safer to get a shredder.


All you need to know:

If the paper doesn't suck, this stamp does.



Amanda Richards, July 4, 2010

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The ID Guard Stamp helps prevent identity theft by making addresses disappear from bills, junk mail, invoices, credit card statements with a simple stamp. For use on non-glossy papers only.
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