In an effort to help protect residents from identity theft, state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge) is sponsoring a free paper shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 6 outside his district office.
Golden has made arrangements for a shredding truck to be parked outside his district office located at 7408 Fifth Ave. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and said he wants community residents to bring personal documents they would like to shred.
Golden said recent reports indicate that identity theft affects over 9 million Americans every year, is the fastest growing crime in America, and is the most reported consumer fraud complaint. Golden is also making available a list of steps to prevent identity theft that was published by the New York State Division of Consumer Protection.
“We all have a pile of papers in our house that we hope to one day get a chance to shred. This is a great opportunity to stop by my office and get rid of those forms, applications, receipts and more in a safe way. Shred those papers so to make sure you have taken every precaution against the crime of identity theft,” he said.
For more information, call Golden’s office at 718-238-6044 or email [email protected].