During 2019, the Federal Trade Commission received 3.2 million consumer reports related to fraud, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues. Credit card and tax-related fraud are high on the list of identity theft crimes the FTC keeps track of.
It’s a certainty that identity theft is here to stay. The good news is that Clinton Township is doing what it can to help you protect yourself from criminals who would use your documents containing personal information to steal your identity and your money.
Typically, the Township holds its annual Shred Day event in May, but this year, it's on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shredding may end before 1 p.m. if enough paper is collected to fill the truck. And the truck may stay on-site to finish shredding what’s been collected after the event is officially shut down.
Shred Day is for Clinton Township residents only and will take place, in step with social distancing guidelines, at the Civic Center parking lot, rain or shine. We offer curbside service, which means you stay in your car, but you’ll need to roll down your window to show identification proving you are a Clinton Township resident.
There is no charge to drop off two grocery bags or two small boxes of paper. The limit is two bags or boxes only.
The short and long-term ramifications from identity theft can be devastating. Shred Day is your opportunity to protect yourself and have personal documents you no longer need shredded on-site at the Civic Center on Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.