State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is joining state Sen. William Haine, D-Alton, and the RiverBend Growth Association to host a Free Community Shred Day Saturday, June 13.
A professional and licensed document shredding company will destroy papers, disks and hard drives in the parking lot of Haine’s district office, 307 Henry St., Suite 210, in Alton.
“Identity theft is a growing problem, and most people have old tax returns, bills and other sensitive documents at home that they don’t need to hold on to anymore,” Beiser said. “These documents need to be disposed of properly, or other people could gain access to your personal information, making you a possible victim of identity theft. I encourage anyone interested in safely disposing these items to stop by our Free Community Shred Day.”
Identity thieves are able to gain people’s personal information in a variety of ways, including rummaging through garbage.
“It is great to be able to hold events like this in the community,” Haine said. “This no-cost event is a great way for people to protect themselves against identity fraud. Community shred days allow people the opportunity to bring their sensitive documents to a convenient location and safely and securely dispose of them.”
Residents can drop off their old personal documents, unused credit cards, computer disks, or hard drives to be securely destroyed. There is a limit of two boxes per car. Cardboard boxes cannot be left at the event.
For information, contact Beiser’s constituent service office at (618) 465-5900.