The Village of Downers Grove, in partnership with Accurate Document Destruction, Inc., will be hosting a Paper-Shredding Event on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until Noon at the Police Department, 825 Burlington Ave. This free service is being offered to Downers Grove residents in an effort to prevent identity theft. Participants must show proof of Downers Grove residency.
Three brown paper bags or banker’s boxes worth of documents will be shredded per customer. A bonded and insured representative of Accurate Document Destruction, Inc. will use a crosscut shredder to render documents beyond reconstruction. Shredded materials will be taken to a recycling facility.
Identity theft is a serious crime. Thieves often look through unsuspecting victims’ trash in search of discarded documents containing your name, address or phone number, as well other personal information such as Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years trying to clear their names and restore their credit record.
One of the most important things you can do is to shred any personal documents you wish to discard. Please mark your calendar and take advantage of this free service.