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  Shredding Event Deters Identity Theft

Nov 23, 2015 10:59 ET

North Durham residents take personal identity theft seriously, as witnesses by a huge turnout at our Community Shredding Day on Saturday.

Residents were invited to bring old receipts, tax forms and other personal information to be destroyed in a safe and supervised manner and a whopping 3,800 kilograms of materials were shredded.

Over one hundred people attended the parking lot of North Division at 15,765 Highway 12 in Port Perry to participate in the event. Over $2,700 in cash and corporate donations and over 600 lbs. of food were generated for the DRPS Food & Toy Drive for local food banks.

The DRPS would like to thank the local sponsors for making this event happen: Canadian Tire Port Perry, Gus Brown, Vos Independent, 1FC Insurance Inc., and Graham Paralegal.

Identity theft can happen to anyone. Criminals can steal your personal information from documents found in your trash or recycling bins. You can protect your privacy by properly disposing of documents that contain your vital information. Shredding of old receipts, expired insurance documents, old tax forms and other personal papers can go a long way to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of identity theft.

Below are attached files.
Sgt. Kelleigh Traynor Lends a Hand (JPG file, 345.0K bytes)
Cst. Jolicoeur Helps with the Heavy Bags (JPG file, 372.4K bytes)
Generous Toy Donation - Thanks!! (JPG file, 347.5K bytes)
Food & Toys Piling Up! (JPG file, 311.5K bytes)