Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. According to a recent study released by the Better Business Bureau over 8.4 million people became a victim of identity theft in 2006. In that same year the economic loss was a staggering 49.3 billion dollars!
Fortunately, while not completely preventable, you can take steps to protect yourself.
Shred It & Forget It is an event held to give residents and small businesses an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted personal financial/confidential documents.
The shredding services are provided by a BBB accredited business which will have a mobile shredding truck on location to destroy all the sensitive material. The first two boxes are free. Each additional box is $3 per box.
Shred events are usually held on weekends in various cities throughout central California. Hours for Shred It & Forget It are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (call or visit events page for specifics)
SHRED EVENTS FOR 2013:
March 9 Buchanan High School, Clovis
March 23 Duncan Polytechnical High School, Fresno
April 6 Harlan Ranch, Clovis
April 20 Bullard High School, Fresno
May 4 Maple Creek Elementary, Fresno
May 18 West High School, Bakersfield
Sept 14 St. Vincent de Paul, Hanford
Sept 28 Valley Arts and Science Academy, Fresno
Oct 12 Central SPCA/Riverpark, Fresno
Oct 26 Cedar Creek Senior Living/ Madera
For more information or for specific event information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-256-6331
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