McClinton to co-host community shredding event on June 18
PHILADELPHIA, May 18 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, will co-host a community shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Cobbs Creek Shopping Center, 58th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia. The shredder will be set up next to AutoZone.
State Sen. Anthony H. Williams is co-hosting the event.
Local residents are invited to bring unneeded paper items to be shredded for disposal, including old bills, health records and financial records, as well as any other paper items of a personal nature. Staples can be shredded, but paper clips must be removed.
"Identity theft becomes a bigger problem every year," McClinton said. "Proper disposal of sensitive material is your best defense against becoming a victim of this type of crime.
"Identity theft has also been leading to an increase in tax fraud. Criminals are stealing tax information and claiming refunds before legitimate filers submit their tax returns.
"In addition to protecting your identity, you are protecting the environment, as the shredded paper will be recycled."
Constituents can learn more about identity theft at the Pennsylvania Treasurer's website, www.patreasury.gov/learn/idtheft/.
The event is open to the public, but only personal papers will be shredded. Business papers will not be accepted at this event.
In addition to the shredding service, McClinton's staff will be available to provide assistance with state programs such as CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program; Medicaid and the senior Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
For more information, constituents may contact McClinton's constituent service office at (215) 748-6712.