DiGirolamo to Host Free Shredder Event

Residents can stop by to have personal documents safely shredded

BENSALEM – To help residents better protect their identities from being maliciously used, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) will be sponsoring a free event where individuals can have their personal documents safely shredded on Saturday, April 20.

The shredder event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held in the parking lot of DiGirolamo’s district office at 2424 Bristol Road, Bensalem.

“Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the country, and this crime has the potential to cause great harm to individuals, their families and their overall financial health,” DiGirolamo said. “To combat this theft, one of the greatest precautions we can take to protect our identity is to properly dispose of documents containing sensitive and personal information.”

Documents that are encouraged to be shredded include those with credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, medical information and bank account information.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 2010 marked the 11th year in a row that identity theft was the No. 1 consumer complaint category, with 19 percent of the complaints nationwide related to identity theft. In Pennsylvania, the FTC reported more than 9,000 complaints of identity theft in 2010.

This is an event for residents only; no businesses please.

Representative Gene DiGirolamo
18th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Jennifer Keaton
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