NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Continuing their efforts to help protect constituents from identity theft, state Reps. Jonathon Carroll, D-Northbrook, and Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, will host a free drive-thru summer document shredding event on Saturday, June 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mike Rylko Community Park, located at 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. in Buffalo Grove.
“Too many residents have their personal identity stolen each year,” said Carroll. “If you’re looking to rid yourself of sensitive documents and want to make sure they’re disposed of properly, please take advantage of this opportunity.”
Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) noted there were over 135,000 identity theft reports in the state of Illinois. One of the most effective ways to help protect your identity and your credit score is to shred any documents with confidential or identifiable information.
The June 12 contactless event will take place in the Golf Dome Parking Lot. Attendees are asked to remove all staples and paper clips prior to arriving. Boxes can be placed in the trunk or back seat of the vehicle, and someone from the event will unload them for you and return the empty boxes.
“Shredding documents is an easy way to prevent identity theft as you’re getting rid of paperwork you no longer need,” said Didech. “If you are spring cleaning, please mark your calendar for this event to safely destroy personal documents you may have laying around the house. Many of us have old papers with personal information piling up at home, and this event provides residents the opportunity to safely and conveniently dispose of them.”
For more information, please contact Carroll’s full-time constituent office at 847-299-5499 or email email@example.com.