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:
numbers Birth dates
- Passwords and PINs
- Social Security
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:
- Bank statements
- Canceled and voided
- Credit and charge
card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
- Expired credit and
- Medical and dental
- Pre-approved credit
- Tax forms
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.