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Biden announces free consumer shredding events this September

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013



Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that his Consumer Protection Unit is sponsoring consumer shredding events statewide this month to help consumers guard against identity theft by disposing of documents containing sensitive identifying information.  At each event, free on-site document shredding will be offered and Consumer Protection staff will provide information and answer questions about consumer frauds and scams.

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Consumers may bring up to three file-sized boxes of documents, which may contain paper file folders, staples, and paperclips; emptied boxes will be returned immediately to consumers.

“Protect yourself from identify theft by bringing documents that contain personal information to us for free on-site shredding,” Biden said.  “Safely disposing of sensitive documents, monitoring your financial accounts for unauthorized activity, and limiting information you post online are simple yet important steps all Delawareans can take to help guard themselves against identify theft and fraud”

Nationally, identify theft is the most common fraud reported to federal consumer agencies.  In 2012, a record 369,000 reports of identity theft were made to the Federal Trade Commission, an increase of 30% from the year before.  Shredding bank statements, bills, and other documents that contain consumers’ information is an effective measure Delawareans can employ to help prevent ID theft.

Shredding events will take place at the following dates and locations:

Saturday,  September 21

9 am to 1 pm

Lowe’s/BJ’s parking lot

Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center, Route 113, Millsboro

Saturday, September 28

9 am to 1 pm

DelDOT Administration Building parking lot

800 Bay Road, just south of the Route 13-113 split, Dover

Saturday, October 5

9 am to 1 pm

William Penn High School parking lot

713 East Basin Road (Route 141), New Castle

Learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft by contacting the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or visiting www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov.

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Biden announces free consumer shredding events this September

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013



Wilmington – Attorney General Beau Biden announced today that his Consumer Protection Unit is sponsoring consumer shredding events statewide this month to help consumers guard against identity theft by disposing of documents containing sensitive identifying information.  At each event, free on-site document shredding will be offered and Consumer Protection staff will provide information and answer questions about consumer frauds and scams.

FireShot Screen Capture #041 - 'idtheft_pdf' - attorneygeneral_delaware_gov_media_pdf_idtheft

Consumers may bring up to three file-sized boxes of documents, which may contain paper file folders, staples, and paperclips; emptied boxes will be returned immediately to consumers.

“Protect yourself from identify theft by bringing documents that contain personal information to us for free on-site shredding,” Biden said.  “Safely disposing of sensitive documents, monitoring your financial accounts for unauthorized activity, and limiting information you post online are simple yet important steps all Delawareans can take to help guard themselves against identify theft and fraud”

Nationally, identify theft is the most common fraud reported to federal consumer agencies.  In 2012, a record 369,000 reports of identity theft were made to the Federal Trade Commission, an increase of 30% from the year before.  Shredding bank statements, bills, and other documents that contain consumers’ information is an effective measure Delawareans can employ to help prevent ID theft.

Shredding events will take place at the following dates and locations:

Saturday,  September 21

9 am to 1 pm

Lowe’s/BJ’s parking lot

Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center, Route 113, Millsboro

Saturday, September 28

9 am to 1 pm

DelDOT Administration Building parking lot

800 Bay Road, just south of the Route 13-113 split, Dover

Saturday, October 5

9 am to 1 pm

William Penn High School parking lot

713 East Basin Road (Route 141), New Castle

Learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft by contacting the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-220-5424 or visiting www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov.

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