Thursday, April 10, 2008

Protect Your Identity - Shred Your Stuff!

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that approximately 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year. One of the ways that you can help to protect yourself from joining their number is to shred all documents that contain personal information which could be exploited by thieves.

It's easy to accumulate a large stack of statements, receipts and personal financial records that need to be effectively destroyed. Gather your items and bring them to the library on Thursday, May 1 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and noon, when a mobile shredder truck from Absolute Shreds! will be available in the library parking lot. Each resident may bring up to four boxes or grocery bags of documents for destruction. There is absolutely no charge for this service, and you can even watch the shredder chew up your documents through a special viewing window on the truck.

So get started gathering up all of those outdated documents. It's time to shred your stuff!

For more information about protecting yourself from identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commission's web site.

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