These days, identity theft is a serious concern for consumers. One way that you can help protect your identity information from falling into the wrong hands is by bringing your sensitive documents to be shredded at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library March 11 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. The drop-off location for documents is in the library parking lot. Documents will be shredded free of charge.
This service is being offered in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions.
Along with the peace of mind that comes along with knowing your identity is safe, the Shred-a-thon also offers the benefit of allowing people to go green with out-dated documents instead of simply tossing them. Careless disposal of personal documents opens the door for someone to use your name to obtain credit, pose as you when they are apprehended for a crime, or to use your identity to obtain medical care or drugs.
This event is sponsored by Jayhawk File Express, LLC, Document Resources, Inc, Secure Record Storage and Meritrust Credit Union.