GURNEE, Ill. – To help residents dispose of old documents and protect themselves against identity theft, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, recently hosted a free community shred day with state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake.

“Shredding old documents with personally identifiable information reduces the risk for identity theft,” Mason said. “By disposing of old financial documents, medical records or other documents with personally identifiable information, residents can help keep their information safe and out of the hands of bad actors.”

At the event, community members had the opportunity to dispose of old documents and get rid of clutter. The Federal Trade Commission recommends regularly shredding old documents with personally identifiable information and financial information to help combat identity theft.

PICTURED: State Rep. Joyce Mason (right) and state Rep. Sam Yingling (left) at their Free Community Shred Day event.

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