Fight back against identity theft: Just Shred It!
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country. To protect New Yorkers from identity thieves, City agencies have teamed up with industrial shredding companies and Staples to launch Shred Fest NYC, the City’s first-ever free shredding event to increase public awareness of identity theft prevention and remind New Yorkers about the importance of shredding documents that contain personal identifying information before throwing them away.
Start collecting those personal documents you no longer need-but that identity thieves can steal from your trash-and shred them, for free, at Shred Fest on Sunday, April 27 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Document shredding is one of the most important ways you can protect yourself from identify theft. All documents are shredded in trucks mounted with industrial shredding equipment that allow for you to view your document being shredded. Fifty paper shredders will be given away free, donated by Staples at 11 convenient locations throughout the five boroughs.
For more information, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov