– As a free service to the community, Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) will be holding a shredding event on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity High School 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 from 9-11 a.m. at 231 Park Ave., Washington
“The crime of identity theft continues to be a problem for many,” O’Neal said. “Last year, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 1.1 million reports of identity theft through its website. This event is one way to prevent becoming a victim. I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to properly destroy documents that contain sensitive information.”
Acceptable items include all paper documents. No more than three brown paper grocery bags or open small cardboard boxes per household are permitted, and no businesses, please. Bags are preferred to boxes. In addition, no large binder clips or hardbound covers will be accepted. Materials more than 1-inch thick will need to be broken down.
All items to be shredded are to be placed in the trunk of the vehicle, and participants should not get out of their vehicle in order to speed the process. Once a person arrives at the event, he or she should open their trunk.
For more information, contact O’Neal’s Washington district office at 724-223-4541.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County covers the city of Washington; Amwell, part of Carroll (Districts 3, 4 and 5), East Finley, Fallowfield, Morris, North Franklin, part of North Strabane (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), Nottingham, Somerset, South Franklin, South Strabane, and West Finley townships; and the boroughs of Donora, East Washington and Green Hills.
Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
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