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  Shredding Event Helps Prevent Fraud and Raise Money for Special Olympics

May 28, 2012 09:46 ET

Durham Regional Police teamed up with SUPER-SHRED on May 26 to help citizens protect themselves from identity theft.

In return for a small donation to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, members of the community brought receipts, invoices, bills, expired insurance statements and other personal papers and had them shred before their eyes.

“It’s a great way to prevent identity theft as it stops thieves from stealing your personal information if they break into your home or go through your recycling box,” said Cst. Paul Hawrychuk from the Crime Prevention and Community Services Unit.

Paul, along with Cst. Marten Wind and police volunteer Vanessa, spent the day meeting with residents and answering any questions they had about identity theft and other crime prevention tips.

“A new resource called “The Little Black Book of Scams” was recently released from the Government of Canada and is full of useful information to protect yourself,” said Cst. Wind.

Click here to view the Little Black Book of Scams and for more information about Crime Prevention or to purchase a 25th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt, please contact Csts. Wind or Hawrychuk at mwind@drps.ca or phawrychuk@drps.ca.

Below are attached files.
shred thumb (JPG file, 39.2K bytes)
Cst. Wind, Joseph from Super Shred and Cst. Hawrychuk help Gabe get rid of his documents (JPG file, 314.0K bytes)
Cst. Hawrychuk and Joseph show Donna her documents being destroyed (JPG file, 317.3K bytes)
Csts. Wind and Hawrychuk in the 25th Anniversary T-shirts with Joseph by the Super Shred truck (JPG file, 396.8K bytes)