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Let’s get ready to shred

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 27, 2007 at 5:00 am with No Comments »
April 27, 2007 5:00 am

This is a good event for those of you who do not own a shredder at home but are inundated with junk mail and other paperwork that could be useful to crooks.

It’s the state’s first shred-a-thon is Saturday.

Goal: Raise awareness about how to prevent identity theft and help the public in “keeping sensitive documents out of the hands of crooks,” according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where: There are five locations set up in Pierce County.

– Tacoma Police Department, 3701 S. Pine St., Tacoma.

– Red Apple parking lot, 822 Alder St., Sumner.

– Rainier Pacific Bank, 3123 56th St. Ct. N.W., Gig Harbor.

– Key Bank at Lakewood Towne Center, 10439 Gravelly Lake Dr. S.W., Lakewood.

– Rainier Pacific Bank, South Hill branch, 109 35th Ave. S.E., Puyallup.

What you should shred: Junk mail and other paperwork that contains names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and social security numbers.

The state Attorney General’s Office advises you should shred address labels from junk mail and magazines, ATM receipts, bank statements, birth certificate copies, canceled and voided checks, credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts, credit reports and histories, employee pay stubs, employment records, expired credit and identification cards, expired passports and visas, legal documents, insurance documents, investment, stock and property transactions, luggage tags, medical and dental records, pre-approved credit card applications, receipts with checking account numbers, report cards, resumes or curriculum vitae, tax forms, transcripts, travel itineraries, used airline tickets and utility bills.

How much you can bring: Three grocery bags or two file boxes per person.

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