HARRISBURG – In order to prevent personal information from being used fraudulently, Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), along with Moon Township, will host an Identity Theft and Shredding Event on Saturday, Sept. 12, to give residents of the 44th Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.
The free event, which will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, will be held from 9-11 a.m. at McCormick Elementary School, 2801 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township.
“This event gives residents the opportunity to use a reputable shredding company to dispose of their unneeded, unwanted paper while also helping the environment and decreasing the possibility of identity theft,” said Gaydos. “Many of us have stacks of paper at home, especially after tax season, that we mean to get rid of, but haven’t had time to clean and organize. Now is the time to do it.”
At the event, no more than five bags or boxes per household are permitted, and no businesses, please. Examples of items to bring include bank and credit card statements, tax documents, insurance claim forms and anything that lists a Social Security number. Staples, paper clips and manila folders are acceptable. The documents received are securely shredded by a truck on-site and then taken to a local paper recycling plant to be treated and reused.
For more information, contact Gaydos’ Moon Township district office at 412-262-3780.
Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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