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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Office of the Attorney General to Hold Second Shred–A–Thon

BALTIMORE, MD (May 6, 2008) – Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced that his office will hold its second Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt. Prince George’s County residents are encouraged to bring no longer needed sensitive documents for FREE shredding. Each family is limited to two standard sized paper grocery bags. Arrive early! Shredding will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attorney General Gansler partnered with Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, AARP and local shredding company Torn2Shredz to provide free shredding to P.G. County area residents as a great opportunity to help keep sensitive information out of the hands of crooks. Safely and securely shredding sensitive documents helps prevent identity thieves from obtaining personal information.

Destroy all sensitive information including junk mail and paperwork that includes:

  • Account numbers Birth dates
  • Passwords and PINs Signatures
  • Social Security numbers

What should be shredded? While many documents should be kept in a safe place until they are no longer needed, once you decide it can be thrown out, shred it. These types of documents include:

  • ATM receipts
  • Bank statements
  • Canceled and voided checks
  • Credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
  • Employee pay stubs
  • Expired credit and identification cards
  • Medical and dental records
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Tax forms
  • Utility bills

    MEDIA NOTE: Members of the media who wish to secure live interviews prior to 9:00 a.m. should call the press office as soon as possible.


   

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