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Curb Identity Theft on ‘Personal Shred Day’

April 29, 2011 7:49 AM | News

Walter Schurko empties his personal documents to be shredded during last year's Free Personal Shred Day event on Henderson Highway. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Have old bills, tax returns, financial statements and receipts laying around? Such documents can be the perfect combination for identity theft.

On Saturday, ALLMOVE will hold its annual Free Personal Shred Day event in support of the Mennonite Central Committee.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., anyone with sensitive documents needing shredding can visit four locations throughout Winnipeg to safely dispose of them.

Shredding will take place at the following Crosstown Civic Credit Union branches: 1200 Henderson Highway, 3161 Portage Avenue, 515 St. Annes Road and 2800 Pembina Highway.

All funds raised will help the MCC assist Japan earthquake relief.

There is no cost to have documents shredded, but organizers say donations would be greatly appreciated.

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