A “shred-a-thon” hosted by the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers on April 9 will keep fraudsters from accessing your personal documents, while fundraising for crime reporting and deterrence programs.
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday, Greater Victoria residents may visit the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre parking lot to have boxes of sensitive personal documents – such as tax forms or medical information – shredded and disposed of. The service is free, but a donation of $10 to Crime Stoppers is suggested.
Donations will go towards the Crime Stoppers tips-for-cash program.
Hey Greater Victoria— GV Crime Stoppers (@VicCrimeStop) April 5, 2022
We are holding a Community Shredding Event this Saturday (April 9th) at the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre.
If you have any paper documents that you need to have disposed of safely and securely, please stop by and see us.
Hope to see you there. pic.twitter.com/KTZph2KJuF
Documents that contain information such as a social insurance number or birth certificate number are often used by criminals in incidents of identity theft that can result in fraud or theft. Details from tax documents can also be used for money laundering that incriminates the original filer.
Saturday’s shred-a-thon will be sponsored by the Crime Stoppers, Westshore Parks and Recreation, Best Service Pros cleaning and Commissionaires veterans employment service.
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