For Immediate Release:
April 29, 2011
Contact: Jorge I. Montalvo
GO GREEN AND PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT
Department of State Participates in Shred the Word in Buffalo on May 9
BUFFALO - The Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection will join with other organizations on Monday, May 9, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to help consumers prevent identity theft by shredding their paper documents containing personal information.
The Department of State is teaming up with SUNY-Buffalo and the Shred-It company 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’s Division of Consumer Protection, SUNY-Buffalo, and Shred-It
WHAT: SHRED THE WORD!
WHEN: Monday, May 9, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: SUNY-Buffalo (North Campus), Jarvis B Lot near the Lee Entrance off the Audubon
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.