Shred Day for old documents Saturday at Vets Park
Updated 11:36 am, Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A “Shred Day” for people to dispose of unwanted or outdated personal documents and financial records is planned Saturday at Veterans Park.
The free program, set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Police Department and the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
People can bring up to two bags or boxes of private personal records to be shredded for safe disposal and as a way to guard against identity theft, fraud and scams, according to organizers.
Documents to consider shredding, they recommend, include medical and financial records, credit card statements, canceled checks, tax returns and other records with personal information or data that are no longer needed.
Deputy Police Chief Chris Lyddy, in a statement about the program, said it gives people “the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated personal documents and get free resources to help protect you and your family.”
“Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year,” AARP State Director Nora Duncan said the statement.