Identity theft is one of America’s fastest growing crimes. Shredding your personal papers is one of the best ways to protect yourself.
NBC4, PNC Bank and Shred-It have once again, teamed up to bring you the next NBC4 Safe & Secure Community Shred event. You can bring up to five boxes of your personal papers and they will shred them for FREE!
You must drive up (not walk) with materials to be shredded. No business or commercial material will be accepted! Only 5 boxes of papers maximum per car!
Date: Sept. 27, 2008
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please note, cars must be in line by 11 a.m.!
Location: Prince George’s County Community College, Lot B
- Beltway exit 17A to Rte. 202. From Rte. 202 make right onto Campus Way. From Campus Way make left onto Prince Place to access road to Lot B.
- Central Avenue to exit 15 to Rte 202. From Rte 202 make right onto Campus Way. From Campus Way make left onto Prince Place to access road to Lot
- Rte. 50 to Landover Exit Rte 202. From Rte 202 make right onto Campus Way. From Campus Way make left onto Prince Place to access road to Lot B.
The entrance into the Center City Parking lot will flow:
- Curb lane south on 9th Street
- Right onto curb lane on H Street
- Staying on the curb lane making a right onto 11th Street
- And into the parking lot
You can take the following items for destruction:
- All types of paper (staples and papers clips are OK)
- Empty binders
- Unwanted/expired credit cards
- Computer disks (may be shredded off-site)
As a victim of ID Theft, I encourage you to pay attention to your personal information. Especially in your online action. The majority of ID Theft happens when you enter information online in a spoofed website or click a link that’s phishing for information.
- Shred confidential information, such as bills and anything with account numbers
- Order a credit report each year from AnnualCreditReport.com
- Don’t use your SSN on your drivers license or checks. Keep the card at home in a safe place
- Empty your mailbox daily. If away on vacation, have a neighbor pick up your mail or stop delivery online by visiting the USPS website
- Only carry the credit cards you need
- Consider signing credit cards “Ask for ID” instead of your signature