Shred-It Day is on Wednesday

Red Deer RCMP invite residents to participate

Red Deer residents are invited to bring their confidential documents to the downtown RCMP detachment to be shredded on Wednesday.

March is national Fraud Prevention Month and RCMP are encouraging residents to prevent fraud and identity theft by shredding confidential documents to ensure sensitive information is not recovered and used by those who wish to exploit it.

Confidential documents may include old tax returns, bank and credit card statements and any papers that contain a person’s name, address, age, date of birth, social insurance number, driver’s licence or other personal information.

“Everyone has a responsibility to make sure their personal and confidential information is properly stored and disposed of,” said Red Deer RCMP Insp. Mark Groves in a statement.

“When sensitive information falls into the wrong hands, it can lead to fraud and identity theft, which often results in financial loss.”

The one-day event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the downtown RCMP detachment, 4602 51st Ave.

The event is for individuals and families only. A three-box or bag limit per family will be in effect and only paper documents will be accepted.

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