The Village of Downers Grove, in partnership with Accurate Document Destruction, will host a Paper-Shredding Event on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. (Fenced-in lot off Curtiss St.)
This free service is offered to Downers Grove residents in an effort to prevent identity theft. Participants may be asked to show proof of Downers Grove residency.
Each person is allowed to bring one brown paper bag OR one banker's box filled with personal paperwork. A bonded and insured representative of Accurate Document Destruction will use a crosscut shredder to render documents beyond reconstruction. Shredded materials are 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.