2017-11-09 / Upcoming Events

Shred documents for free in N.K. tomorrow

Jamestowners with sensitive documents can shred those papers for free from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the North Kingstown Senior Center, 44 Beach St.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, thousands of Rhode Islanders are among 16.6 million Americans who have their identities stolen annually. While data breaches at major retailers make headlines, many scammers still use low-tech methods to access personal information, like digging through trash for bank statements and bills.

To combat this, the Rhode Island attorney general’s office has partnered with Infoshred, a Connecticut company that is a charter member of the National Association for Information Destruction.

Jamestown residents are eligible to unload two paper bags or boxes of documents for shredding. While the service is free, the organizers are asking each customer to donate a canned good to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

After the documents are loaded onto the trucks, the customer receives a certificate of destruction, which verifies all papers will be handled and destroyed with the highest degree of security. The shredded documents are then recycled, which keeps tons of material out of Central Landfill in Johnston.

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