MOON TOWNSHIP — Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny), Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Moon Township are partnering to host a free Shredding/Identity Theft Prevention Fair on Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. to give local residents the opportunity to safely destroy any sensitive personal documents.
“These shredding events have become a very popular way for local residents to safely dispose of larger quantities of documents,” said Mustio. “By shredding paperwork that contains birth dates, Social Security numbers, bank account information and other sensitive or identifying information, we can better protect ourselves from identity thieves.”
Document shredding will occur onsite in the parking lot of the Moon Area Junior High School, Tiger Trail in Moon Township. Residents can bring up to three grocery bags or small boxes of unwanted documents that may contain personal information for secure destruction. The shredded paper will later be recycled.
Common types of unwanted items that should be shredded may include credit card statements or applications, bank statements, canceled checks, old income tax information, insurance and medical records, and other materials with identifying personal information like Social Security, credit card or bank account numbers. Phonebooks, newspapers and bound books cannot be accepted.
“I appreciate being able to partner with Rep. Mustio and Moon Township to provide this opportunity for residents to safely and conveniently get rid of sensitive information and documents, which will help reduce the risks of identity theft,” Reschenthaler said. “We encourage everyone to bring their credit card statements, utility bills and medical bills – and any other documents with confidential information – for safe disposal.”
This event is for individuals only, no businesses please. Identity theft prevention information will also be available.
For more information, please contact Rep. Mustio’s Moon Township district office at (412) 262-3780 or Sen. Reschenthaler’s Robinson Township office at (412) 788-2967