BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Are you a CIA agent who needs to destroy covert records? Maybe a corporate executive hoping to prove you knew nothing, even when you did. Or, like so many in Boca, are you just afraid that the IRS really will find your Swiss account and assess massive taxes?
Whatever your reason — and just having old documents is perfectly fine too — the Boca Raton Police Department and Microshred Corporation are offering a free shredding event on January 26th in the Sears parking lot at Town Center Mall.
It will run from 9am until noon.
According to police:
The event is only open to residential households and a maximum of five banker’s sized boxes are allowed per household. Microshred will have document shredding trucks on site and as an added service to residents they will destroy their computer hard drive(s). There will be a $10 fee for each hard drive destroyed that must be paid to Microshred. The hard drive must be removed from the computer prior to arrival.
Officers from the BRPD’s Crime Prevention Unit along with employees from Microshred will be on site to provide expert advice and tips for identity theft prevention. “In 2010, 7.0% of households in the United States, or about 8.6 million households, had at least one member age 12 or older who experienced one or more types of identity theft victimization” (U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief November 2011). Shredding documents is a key step in identity theft prevention. Residents are encouraged to purchase a quality cross cut shredder and to shred all documents that contain any personal information.