PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. – To help local residents protect themselves from becoming victims of identity fraud, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is partnering with Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, to host a community shred day in Palos Heights later this month.
“Documents like bank statements, medical records and tax returns contain personally identifiable information, and if they get into the wrong hands, could give scammers information they can use to steal your identity,” said Hurley. “Shredding old documents is not only an opportunity to protect yourself from identity fraud, but is also a great chance to declutter and get rid of paperwork you no longer need.”
Hurley and Cunningham’s shred day is free and open to the public. Local residents are invited to stop by on Friday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Palos East Elementary School, located at 7700 W. 127th St. in Palos Heights, with old documents to shred. All paper clips, staples and other bindings should be removed.
“Shredding old documents you no longer need is extremely important, and is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from scammers and identity thieves,” continued Hurley. “We hope to see you at our free community shred day later this month!”
For more information, contact Hurley’s constituent service office at 773-445-8128 or RepFranHurley@gmail.com.