Monday, June 6, 2011

Protect your identity! Free Document-Shredding Event

State representative Dom Costa will host a free document-shredding event this month to counteract the issue of identity theft.  

Rep. Dom Costa's FREE Shredding Event
9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 25
Sunnyside Elementary School parking lot
4801 Stanton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Those interested should bring documents they no longer need that contain personal information such as:
  • Social Security numbers
  • Credit card and bank account numbers including ATM receipts
  • Cancelled checks
  • Income tax information
  • Insurance information including medical
  • Retirement and pension fund information
Other tips to protect your identity include: using unique passwords and never writing them down; being wary of giving out Social Security numbers, bank and credit card numbers, passwords or user IDs; and using caution when making purchases on the Internet.

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