HARRISBURG – As a free service to the community, Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) will be holding a shredding event in North Strabane Township to give residents of the 48th Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.
The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 4-6 p.m., at North Strabane Park, 1929 Route 519, Canonsburg
“Regrettably, many people become victims of identity theft, and it can take some time before they realize it,” O’Neal said. “One way to protect oneself is to destroy personal documents and not just throw them in the trash. I hope this event not only prevents identity theft, but also prompts people to think about steps they can take to safeguard their information.”
Acceptable items include all paper documents. No more than three grocery bags or small boxes per household are permitted, and no businesses, please. No large binder clips or hardbound covers will be accepted. Materials more than 1-inch thick will need to be broken down prior to being put through the machine. Staff will be available to assist. Information also will be provided about consumer protection and identity theft.
The event is sponsored by The Cypher Group.
For more information, contact O’Neal’s Washington district office at (724) 223-4541.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County includes the city of Washington; Chartiers, North Franklin, North Strabane and South Strabane townships; and Canonsburg, East Washington and Houston boroughs.
Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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