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Boca Raton Police Shred Event a Huge Success

Reduces ID theft risk and saves city residents $23,000 dollars

 

Boca Raton, FL On Saturday April 23, the Boca Raton Police Services Department partnered with Microshred Corporation for a free document shredding event to help prevent identity theft. In the end, more than eight tons of material was brought by residents to the massive shredder. Aside from protecting citizens against fraud, 25.2 cubic yards of potential waste was saved from a landfill, the equivalent of 142 trees.

 

In 2010, 8.1 million Americans were victimized by identity theft, resulting in the loss of $37 billion, according to a report from Javelin Strategy and Research. We encourage everyone to take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing of all sensitive paper documents.

 

For additional information about identity theft, please contact Officer Craig Kolnick at 561-347-3934 or visit our website at www.BocaPolice.com.