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Shred your personal documents this summer to help prevent identity theft

Don’t leave a shred of your personal documents at the fingertips of criminals…Shred them away!

Following a very successful year of Shred-A-Thons in 2008, where more than 49,000 pounds of documents were shredded, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the Florida Attorney General are committed to continue helping residents fight identity theft by inviting them to shred their old documents.

There’s a Shred-A-Thon scheduled at a city near you:

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon

May 30: Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive, Parkland

June 27: BSO District Office,

July 25: Pompano Beach City Hall

Aug. 29: Dania Beach City Hall

Sept. 12: BSO Weston District Office

The Shred-A-thon events began in Broward County in May 2008 as a joint initiative by Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti and the Office of the Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, with the assistance of UNISHRED and The National Association of TRIADS.

The Shred-A-thon provides residents with a safe way to dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other material that might contain sensitive data.

The service is free of charge. There is a limit of five boxes of documents per person.

For more information, please contact

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1 Comment for “Shred your personal documents this summer to help prevent identity theft”

  1. Porter

    Also, the web site maintains a list of free paper shredding and electronics recycling events in the state and from coast to coast across the country. Similar to what is mentioned above, these events are faster and easier than trying to dispose of this stuff at home. Up until now, it was never this easy to find a shred or recycling event when you needed one.


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