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For Immediate Release:
September 19, 2011
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Department of State Participates in Shred the Word in Rochester on September 24

ROCHESTER - The Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection will join with other organizations on Saturday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford Victor Rd., Victor, NY to help consumers prevent identity theft by shredding their paper documents containing personal information.

The Department of State is teaming up with the Victor Sustainability Advisory Committee and Shred-it - Utica - Buffalo for the one-day event. Residents are encouraged to stop by to have their personal records shredded free of charge by trained and licensed professionals.

Shredding is a proven deterrent of identity theft, which can result when someone “dumpster dives” or sifts through the contents of your trash and then uses your personal information as their own. You can protect your identity by thoroughly destroying documents containing personal or sensitive data.

WHO: Department of State Division of Consumer Protection
Victor Sustainability Advisory Committee


WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Eastview Mall
7979 Pittsford Victor Road
Victor, NY

The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection serves as the state’s top watchdog and think tank on a wide range of issues. Whether resolving consumer complaints, educating the public about product recalls, or representing consumers before public utilities and other state and federal agencies, Consumer Protection is committed to providing the public with information to make informed decisions.