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Tigard Police Department

Free Document Shredding

Fight Identity Theft at Free Paper Shred Event
To combat the threat of identity theft, the Tigard Police Department and Pride Recycling are offering a free shred event, which allows residents to securely dispose of paper documents containing personal information.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck reaches capacity
WhereTigard City Hall, located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd.   
Details: The event is free. Each household is limited to two hand-carry boxes, bags, or containers (no exceptions). Do not bring any garbage or other items for disposal or recycling.Shred Event

  • The event supports the local food pantry in Tigard serving underserved families in the area. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Cash donations will also be accepted.
  • For more event details, contact 503-718-2561 or email tigardpolice@tigard-or.gov.

 

Identity Theft a National Problem
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Services indicate that there were 17.6 million victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. Two-thirds of those harmed suffered a financial loss.

The victims include Tigard residents, who have filed reports with the Tigard Police Department.

The department recommends residents follow Federal Trade Commission guidelines to safeguard one’s personal information:

  • Know who you share information with.
  • Store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number and birthdate.
  • Ask questions before sharing your personal information.
  • Make sure your computers and other electronic devices are secure.
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