In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 2 million fraud reports from consumers 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.
What are we doing? We’re bringing Shred Day back to the month of May!
Our annual document shredding service will take place on Saturday, May 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Civic Center parking lot, rain or shine.
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 we’ve officially shut down.
Shred Day is for Clinton Township residents only and will take place, in step with social distancing guidelines. 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 per household. We are not charging for extra bags because we are not allowing extra bags this year. Too many businesses were bringing way too much and filling the truck before some residents had an opportunity so it’s two bags of your most important documents to be shred at no charge.
So, I suggest you leave out documents that are NOT important due to the limitations of the containers.
The short and long-term ramifications of identity theft can be devastating. I hope you will use this opportunity to protect yourself and have personal documents you no longer need shredded on-site at the Civic Center on Saturday, May 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Civic Center parking lot.