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ATTORNEY GENERAL AND PARTNERS TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOU FROM IDENTITY THEFT

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
Categories:  Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases Fraud

(Wilmington, DE): Attorney General Carl C. Danberg and the Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice will be co-sponsoring Operation Delaware Shred, with the help of Delaware Federal Credit Union, Document Security Management, AARP Delaware and Clear Channel Radio Stations 94.7 The River, 92.9 WDSD, 1410 WDOV, 1290 the Ticket, 1450 WILM.

This event gives Delaware residents an opportunity to shred up to two (2) file storage boxes of all their sensitive documents, such as credit card statements, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, old IRS tax forms, bank checks, or household bills. A commercial-sized shredding truck will be used for this event. Items no larger than staples and paper clips can be attached to the papers. One of the methods thieves use to steal your information is combing through recycling and garbage for sensitive information that has been thrown away. Attorney General Danberg recommends and encourages citizens to use a shredder (preferably cross-cut) for sensitive documents, such as credit card statements, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, old IRS tax forms, bank checks and household bills. Because identity theft costs consumers a great deal of time and money, the best way to protect yourself is by guarding your private information and destroying it safely by shredding.

EVENT DATES & LOCATIONS

January 14, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Riverfront Parking Lot in front of the Blue Rocks Stadium in Wilmington

Special thanks to the Riverfront Development Corporation, Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the
Clean Wilmington Committee for assistance with this event.

January 21, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Delaware Federal Credit Union at the Blue Hen Corporate Center (655 South Bay Road, Dover)

January 28, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Delaware Federal Credit Union at 80 Christiana Road (Route 273) in New Castle

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