Avoid Identity Theft by Shredding - Town of Ramapo Shredding

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Avoid Identity Theft and Shred Your Documents - Town of Ramapo Shredding Day August 21, 2011

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Identity theft is becoming more and more of an issue these days and with the worsening of the economy it becomes an even more prevalent problem.   According to the Better Business Bureau, identity theft is the largest growing crime in America. One way to safeguard against identity theft is to safely dispose of any sensitive documents that contain personal identification and financial information by shredding them.

For those of you that don't have shredders, the Town of Ramapo is sponsoring a Shredding Day.  It's their way of doing their part to promote the safe disposal of credit and financial information and reduce the possibility of identity theft.

If you have any bank statements, credit card bills, old tax forms, canceled checks, or anything with personal identification on it you might want to avail yourself of the opportunity to dispose of it safely and at no cost to you.   If you're a Ramapo resident, you're welcome to bring up to three boxes (9" x 11" x 13") of documents for shredding.  Please, no hard cover books, binders, metal or plastic items - Paper ONLY.

The Shredder truck will be parked at the Town of Ramapo Town Hall Parking lot on Sunday August 21, 2011 between the hours of 12:00 to 3:00 PM  or until the truck is full.

The Town of Ramapo Town Hall is located at 237 Route 59 in Suffern, NY.

For more informationcall 845-357-5100 Ext. 201 or email Phil Tisi at tisip@ramapo-ny.gov

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Tara B. Downing
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Thanks for posting.  I enjoyed readin it and i will keep it in mind.

Aug 03, 2011 02:12 PM #1
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Cliff Keith
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Nice suggestion.  I shred once a year whether I need it or not.

Aug 03, 2011 03:00 PM #2
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Tara, thanks for stopping by.

Cliff - Nice if  you have where to accumulate it for a year.

Aug 03, 2011 03:05 PM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
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Mickey had us buy her a shredder years ago and she shreds everything..............give her something to do too.  Identity theft can be such a pain.

Aug 03, 2011 10:36 PM #4
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My brother used to burn all his sensitive stuff. Then one day he caught the drapes on fire. He doesn't burn things anymore.

Happy Thursday!

Aug 04, 2011 04:49 AM #5
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Christine Smith
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Leah....I'm using my shredder all the time.  That's pretty cool that the town is having a shredding day for those who don't have shredders!

Aug 04, 2011 04:56 AM #6
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Roger - I could put Mickey to work on shredding my stuff, if only she were closer...

Russel - Did anyone ever suggest he switch to a shredder?

Christine  - It's time I got one and started doing the same.

Aug 04, 2011 10:01 AM #7
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Wow! This is so cool! I wish they had this event in our little town!!
Aug 09, 2011 01:46 PM #8
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Joni - You can always move.   I'd love you as a neighbor and I know a good realtor.

Aug 09, 2011 02:44 PM #9
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Leah  It is encouraging to see more and more communities involved with shredding programs to stop identity theft

Aug 10, 2011 01:58 AM #10
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Leah, having shredding available to home owners is a great gesture!    So much identity theft is done from throwing out information without property shredding!

Aug 10, 2011 03:16 AM #11
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There are companies around here who do this usually about every four months.  Thanks for the tip.

Aug 10, 2011 11:02 AM #12
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Karen - Anything that reduces the occurances of identity theft is encouraging.

Joan - Making people aware of what can happen with careless disposal of sensitive papers is half the battle towards eliminating identity theft.

Suzanne - That's a great service.

 

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Leah I hope those without shredders participate in Rampo's shredding day.  Yes, identity theft is a big problem and the proper disposal of documents is one safeguard to take.

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