Third Annual 8th District “Shred Fest” Saturday, April 24

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Tax time has passed and you’re wondering what to do with all of your old receipts and financial documents?  If you no longer need them, shred them.

Councilwoman Rae Gabelich is hosting a Shred Fest, on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  The event will take place at Scherer Park in front of the North Division Police Substation at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Del Amo Blvd.

Long Beach residents and business owners will have the opportunity to properly dispose of old financial documents and personal records such as credit card and bank statements, pre-approved credit card applications and receipts.  Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States.  It affects 9 million victims per year, with annual losses that exceed 50 billion dollars.

“The Shred Fest is a good way to safely dispose of your old records and paperwork and protect yourself against identity theft,” said Councilwoman Gabelich.

Up to five standard-size office boxes of papers per vehicle will be shredded for free.  A $5 fee will be charged for each additional box.

The boxes can be dropped off using the “drive thru” service that will be provided.  A local company, Future Shredding, Inc., will destroy the documents on-site and then recycle the paper shreds.

For more information, please contact Councilwoman Gabelich’s office at (562) 570-6685 or council.district8@longbeach.gov.

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