Rep. Dan Williams Hosts Free Shred Event to Combat Identity Theft

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THORNDALE, PA — State Representative Dan Williams, D-Chester, is inviting residents to a free shred event on Saturday, June 8, aimed at helping them protect themselves from identity theft.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the shredding trucks are filled, at Williams’ district office located at 3496 E. Lincoln Highway in Thorndale. Attendees can bring up to two bankers boxes of personal documents for secure shredding on-site.

“Shredding personal documents is one of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft,” Williams said. “Someone with bad intentions may only need one piece of paper with your name and address on it to start wreaking havoc on your life. I encourage everyone to bring old credit card applications, bank statements, tax forms, or any documents containing sensitive information to be securely disposed of at my free event.”

Identity theft remains a significant concern in today’s digital age. Personal documents, if not properly disposed of, can provide criminals with enough information to commit fraud. They might open credit accounts, access financial resources, or even file fake tax returns in someone else’s name. By hosting this shred event, Williams aims to mitigate these risks and raise awareness about the importance of document security.

Residents attending the event will not only benefit from the secure disposal of their documents but also gain peace of mind knowing their personal information won’t fall into the wrong hands. The event serves as a proactive measure in the fight against identity theft, emphasizing the importance of vigilance in protecting personal data.

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This initiative reflects broader efforts to educate the public on identity protection. As cybercrime evolves, so too must the methods of safeguarding oneself. Secure shredding of sensitive documents is a simple yet effective way to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

For more information on the event, residents can contact Williams’ office at 484-200-8256.

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