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  Shredding Day Keeps ID Thieves Away!

Jun 19, 2010 12:33 ET

Our first ever Shredding Day was received warmly as dozens of citizens attended two separate locations to have their personal documents shredded before their eyes.

The Durham Regional Police Service Fraud Unit teamed up with SUPER-SHRED to offer a Free Shredding Day for citizens on June 19th. In return for a small donation to the Law Enforcement Torch Run, citizens brought boxes full of old receipts, paid invoices, expired insurance statements and other personal papers and had them shredded.

It’s a great way to prevent identity theft as it prevents thieves from stealing your personal information if they break into your home or go through your recycling box at the side of the road.

Det. Brett McCagherty of the Fraud Unit and members of the Community Services Unit were on hand to meet residents and answer any questions they had about identity theft and how quickly someone can steal your identity.

Shredding Day was held at our Pickering station Saturday morning and at our Whitby station Saturday afternoon. Many citizens asked us to host another Shredding Day in the near future!

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Information Booth (JPG file, 124.6K bytes)
Dumping A Load (JPG file, 152.4K bytes)
SUPER-SHRED Mobile Shredding Truck (JPG file, 122.9K bytes)