Identity theft is a problem in Nevada, and it can happen to anyone. One of the easiest ways to reduce your risk is to use a secure paper shredder. One Nevada can help you safely dispose of personal documents you no longer need during its free, community shred event at its Plumb Lane Branch on Friday, September 20 from 10am to 2pm at 1296 E. Plumb Lane, in the Costco shopping center.
American Document Destruction will be onsite to safely and properly dispose of unwanted documents. Up to three boxes filled with acceptable recyclable items are allowed per car. Electronics, ink cartridges and cardboard will not be accepted.
To reduce the risk of identity theft, the most important documents to shred are bank statements and ATM receipts, expired ID cards, documents containing your social security number and credit information, investment documents, old pay stubs, voided checks, and even old plane tickets. Essentially you should shred anything that contains personal information that could be used by identity thieves. When in doubt, just shred it.
The One Nevada shred event is free to the public, but donations are gladly accepted benefiting SPCA of Northern Nevada. SPCA will have an information booth at the event and be onsite collecting donations to help in their mission to find pets loving, forever homes and provide low-cost spay/neuters to the community.