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Members of the Media – Reminder: The Attorney General’s free consumer shredding events continue this Saturday in Dover and end Saturday, June 23 in Wilmington. See original announcement below.
March 22, 2012
Biden Announces Community Shredding Events This Spring
Free community service offered to help consumers safety destroy sensitive documents, avoid identity theft
Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that his Consumer Protection Unit is sponsoring 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. “I encourage all Delawareans to take advantage of our free shredding events and to contact us to learn more about avoiding identity theft and other scams.”
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.
Shredding events will take place at the following dates and locations:
Saturday, June 23
9 am – 1 pm
Frawley Stadium Parking Lot
801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington
To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or visit www.attorneygeneral.dev.gic.dos.state.de.us/consumers.
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