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 Rainbow Branch on Thursday, October 10 from 10am to 1pm at 853 S Rainbow Blvd, in the Rainbow Plaza shopping center.
Assured 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 Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada. Make-A-Wish will have an information booth at the event and be onsite collecting donations to help in their mission.
About Make-A-Wish® Southern NevadaMake-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted more than 2000 wishes since its inception in 1996. Visit Make-A-Wish at snv.wish.org.
For more information, visit www.onenevada.org.