Published On: Fri, Jan 27th, 2012

Boca police set free document shredding event for Jan. 28

BOCA RATON — On Saturday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Boca Raton Police Department and Microshred Corporation are again teaming up to help prevent identity theft by hosting a free document shredding event. It will take place at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall, 6000 W. Glades Road, in the northwest corner of the parking lot near Sears.

By shredding and properly disposing of all your sensitive documents, you will be taking a key step toward protecting your identity.

According to reports from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, more than 15 million people reported having their identities either stolen or misused last year. Florida had the highest per capita rate of reported identity thefts in the United States. The overall losses from identity theft last year were close to $37 billion.

Microshred Corporation will have document shredding trucks on-site and each participant will be given a “Certificate of Destruction” after all their documents have been shredded.

The event is open to all non-commercial participants. Officers from the Boca Raton Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, along with employees from Microshred Corporation, will be on-site to provide expert advice and tips to prevent identity theft.

For additional information contact Officer Craig Kolnick at 561-347-3934 or visit www.BocaPolice.com.

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