Identity theft has quickly become one of the most costly crimes happening today. To help combat the issue, AAA East Central and Shred-IT are hosting a free Shred-a-Thon event to reduce the chances of identity theft. The event will be held on today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AAA Branch located at 6660 Peach Street, Erie PA.
“It’s important to help people lessen their chances of becoming victims of identity theft,” said Dan Flynn, AAA East Central Financial Service Manager of Discounts & Rewards. “Along with offering free Identity Theft Protection to our members, we’re offering this opportunity for the public to shred sensitive documents before they end up in the wrong hands.”
Residents in the Allentown area are invited to bring up to five storage boxes filled with paperwork containing personally identifiable information including names, birthdates, account numbers, etc., for free on-site shredding. All shredded materials will be recycled.
Items to bring to the Shred-a-Thon:
- Employment Applications
- Bank Statements
- Business Documents
- Cancelled Checks
- Drug Screens
- Medical Records Contracts
- Personal Records
- Claims and Litigation Records
- Memos and Legal Briefs
- Insurance Records
- Credit Reports
- Credit Card Recipts
- Computer Printouts
- Financial Statements
- Tax Forms & Other Paperwork
When the public arrives at the Shred-a-Thon, they can expect refreshments and free identity theft information to be provided while they wait in line to have their documents destroyed.AAA Insurance Agents will also be on-site to provide free information on how everyone can help protect themselves against identity theft.
AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 81 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members. News releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
For More Information, Contact:
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com