ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – In order to give residents opportunities to get rid of their old and unwanted paperwork, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is partnering with state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr. and Joliet Mayor Terry D’Arcy to host a Shred Day event.
“To combat fraud, we must be vigilant and do everything we can to remove avenues that scammers use to acquire sensitive information from residents,” said Manley. “Leaving documents around your home with personal information, such as a social security number or credit card number, can lead to thousands of dollars lost. To help prevent that from occurring, I highly encourage residents to come by my shred day and safely get rid of their unneeded documents.”
According to a 2022 report from the FBI, identity theft costs Americans nearly $300 million per year. To help residents combat this and keep their money away from scammers and fraudsters, Manley is hosting a Shred Day on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Joliet Memorial Stadium, located at 3000 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet. At the event, residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of documents that are causing clutter or contain personal information, such as bank statements and medical records. Residents may bring up to two boxes of paper to be shredded at the event.
“With all of the burdens that working families are faced with, the last thing they need to have to deal with is their identities being stolen,” said Manley. “I would like to thank Rep. Walsh and Mayor D’Arcy for partnering with me for this Shred Day and giving our constituents an opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft and fraud.”