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For Immediate Release:
September 14, 2011
Contact: 518-486-9846 or 212-417-2020
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Department of State Participates in Shred the Word in Brooklyn on September 20

BROOKLYN - The Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection will join with other organizations on Tuesday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Roosevelt Savings Bank, 2925 Avenue U, Brooklyn NY, to help consumers prevent identity theft by shredding their paper documents containing personal information.

The Department of State is teaming up with the Office of Assemblymember Helene Weinstein and Data-Struction Paper Shredding 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
Office of Assemblymember Weinstein
Data-Struction Paper Shredding


WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Roosevelt Savings Bank
2925 Avenue U
Brooklyn, 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.