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  • Biden announces community shredding events this Spring

    Posted on March 23rd, 2012 admin No comments

    Attorney General Beau Biden announced that his Consumer Protection Unit is sponsoring four community shredding events at locations statewide this spring to help consumers safety destroy sensitive documents and prevent identity theft. Each event will feature free on-site document shredding and staff from his office will be available to provide information and answer questions about consumer scams and frauds. Consumers may bring up to three file-sized boxes of documents; emptied boxes will be immediately returned.

    “Consumers can help guard themselves against identity theft by taking some simple precautions, such as closely monitoring their bank and credit card accounts, limiting information they share online, and shredding documents that contain personal information,” said Biden.

    Identity theft can occur in a variety of ways, from email and texting scams to thieves rummaging through trash for bank statements, bills, and other documents that contain consumers’ information. Shredding these documents before discarding them is an effective method of fighting theft at its source.

    The Attorney General’s Office is proud to sponsor consumer shredding in support of the Inaugural Glasgow Regional Park Community Day, hosted by New County Councilman Dave Tackett and co-hosted by State Senator Bethany Hall Long, State Representative Earl Jaques, New Castle County Executive Paul Clark, and New Castle County Councilmembers Lisa Diller and Bill Powers. The day’s events feature emergency services demonstrations, health and wellness screenings, family entertainment and outdoor activities, and more. Visit www.nccde.org for more information.

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  • Boca Raton Police Shred Event a Huge Success

    Posted on May 12th, 2011 admin No comments

    Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday April 23, 2011, the Boca Raton Police Services Department partnered with MicroShred Corporation for a free document shredding event to help prevent identity theft. In the end, more than eight tons of material was brought by residents to the massive shredder. Aside from protecting citizens against fraud, 25.2 cubic yards of potential waste was saved from a landfill, the equivalent of 142 trees.

    From the Boca Raton Police Services Department:

    Boca Raton Police and MicroShred team up in Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday April 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Boca Raton Police Services Department is partnering with MicroShred Corporation to host a free document shredding event to help prevent identity theft. The event will be held at the Town Center Mall, 6000 West Glades Road, in the northwest corner near Sears.

    We encourage you to take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing all sensitive paper documents. “As identity theft continues to be a growing problem nationwide, it is more important than ever for individuals to properly destroy documents that contain personal information by methods such as shredding,” said Officer Kolnick of the Crime Prevention Unit.

    Microshred will have document shredding trucks on site and each participant will be given a Certificate of Destruction after all their documents have been shredded. The event is open to all residents of Boca Raton, with a maximum of five bankers sized boxes per household allowed to be shredded.

    Officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department’s Crime Prevention Unit and MicroShred will be on site to provide expert advice and tips to prevent identity theft. For additional information please contact Officer Craig Kolnick at 561-347-3934 or visit our website at www.BocaPolice.com.