Community Shred Day
Identity theft is the nation’s fastest-growing crime, claiming almost 10 million victims per year—especially senior citizens, according to FBI statistics. To address this growing epidemic and help community members properly dispose of personal, confidential documents that might be used in identify theft, Gates, Kingsley and Gates Moeller Murphy, a local Dignity Memorial® provider, is hosting a free Community Shred Day, Saturday, February 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
During the event, individuals may bring up to four boxes of paper documents to be shredded at no charge. Staples and paper clips may be left on the documents, but binders, CDs, DVDs or other media will not be accepted. The shredding services will be provided by Shred Source, the leading, confidential on-site shredding service firm in California.
“We are committed to partnering with businesses to bring services to the community that enhance the safety and security of our neighbors,” said Jeffrey Baker, general manager of Gates, Kingsley and Gates Moeller Murphy. “Working closely with seniors and caretakers, we have experienced the chaos and emotional stress that identity theft brings not only to seniors, but to every victim of this crime. Community Shred Day is an important step in helping residents protect themselves.”
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