Help prevent identity theft and attend Shred-It Day
Boise Police and Crime Stoppers are asking citizens to help prevent identity theft by bringing in items with personal information in to be shredded on Community Shred It Day, Saturday September 29. They will be accepting items from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Ada County Sheriff's Office parking lot, 7200 Barrister Dr, Boise.
Officers say thieves are getting more sophisticated with technology. A stolen identity could cost you thousands, not to mention the headaches of straightening the mess out with your financial institutions and lenders, they add.
According to police, shredding personal documents or anything with your personal information on it can help prevent identity theft.
Boise Police and Crime Stoppers ask citizens who don't have access to personal shredding options, to bring in items to Community Shred It Day.
Items that can be shredded include: tax papers , CD-ROM's/CD-R's/DVD's, checks, computer backups, video tapes, bank statements, check stubs, cassette tapes, financial records, prescription bottle labels, credit card applications, old credit cards, and any label with your information including magazines.
Please note there is a limit of 5 boxes/bags per vehicle. As well, donations will be accepted for the Boise Area Crime Stoppers.
For more information visit http://police.cityofboise.org/home/news-releases/2012/08/plan-to-attend-community-shred-it-day!/.
(image courtesy: Boise Area Crime Stoppers)