Law enforcement strongly encourages residents and businesses to shred paperwork containing personal and sensitive information to reduce the risk of identity theft.
Next Shred Event: TBA
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: