Free document shredding event fights back at identity fraud

 The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) is partnering with the Lethbridge Regional Police Service, RCMP and Lethbridge Mobile Shredding to host a public shredding event this Saturday to combat identity theft and other fraud-related crimes. 

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada.  Personal documents such as bank statements, credit card bills, receipts, utility bills and store receipts can be used to commit fraud. By safely disposing of these documents, individuals can safeguard their personal information and help protect them from becoming a victim of fraud.  

 When:                                     Saturday March 22, 2014

                                                     10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:                                    AMA Lethbridge Centre

                                                     120 Scenic Drive South

 Interview opportunities:      Representatives from AMA and law enforcement will be on hand for media interviews and photo opportunities from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This event is only open to private citizens (not businesses) to dispose of up to six boxes of personal documents.  As part of the event, AMA will accept food and cash donations to benefit the Lethbridge Food Bank and Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank.

Discover identity theft prevention tips and take a quiz to see if you’re at risk at ama.ab.ca/identitytheft . For more information on what to bring and a complete schedule of AMA shredding events across Alberta, visit ama.ab.ca/shredding.

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For more information, contact:

Wendy Mah, Program Coordinator, Alberta Motor Association, 780-233-4316

Cst. Blaine Stodolka, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, 403-330-5020