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Free Shredding Event

Identity theft is a serious crime. Those who are victimized can spend countless hours and money cleaning up the mess thieves have made of one’s good name and credit record. Vigilance in protecting personal information is crucial.

How Identity Theft Occurs:

•   Your personal information is stolen from businesses or other institutions.

•   Your personal information is taken from your mailbox or your trash.

•   Personal information is captured using “skimming” devices.

•   On-line “phishing” scams.

While you cannot fully prevent identity theft you can certainly minimize the possibility of becoming a victim. By managing your personal information wisely, cautiously and with an awareness  of  the  issue,  you  can  help  guard  against  Identity  Theft.  To  assist  in  the prevention of identity theft, the Oswego Police Department is partnering up with First National Bank of Oswego to offer a free shredding service to the community. Important personal  documents  no  longer  needed  that  should  be  shredded  may  include  charge receipts, copies of credit card applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, bank statements, or expired charge cards and credit offers you get in the mail.

This event will take place on  Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the First National Bank located at 6601 US Route 34. You may bring up to 3 large file boxes full of papers to be shredded.

For further information regarding Identity Theft, please visit the Oswego Police Department website at www.oswegopoliceil.org and click on the Community Programs and Services link.

 

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