FREE Document Shredding November 4, 2017
There were 15.4 million identity theft victims in the USA in 2016. You have a 1 in 9 chance of it happening to you. With the Equifax data breach, it is likely those numbers will jump substantially higher in the future. Part of the strategy to defend against identity theft is document shredding. The Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation, Thousand Oaks Police Department, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation are hosting a FREE document shred event on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center (1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks). Bring your important documents, it is free and it only takes a couple minutes of your day that may save you months of headaches and frustration. The shredding will occur on-site and there is no limit to the number of boxes you can bring.
Other Year Round Document Shredding Opportunities
The Go Green Sustainability Division consistently receives calls and emails asking where to effectively shred sensitive documents. We’ve noticed more options available in the community, especially around income tax season. Big box office supply stores sometimes have promotions for a limited amount of free or discounted shredding.
There are other options available year round. Some businesses such as banks, credit unions, and office supply stores may offer this as a free or discounted service throughout the year to customers.
The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce offers shredding for members and non-members for a fee. Most postal service outlets, (like PostNet and UPS Stores) offer confidential document shredding for a fee. Sometimes there are Groupon offers for this service. In addition, Thousand Oaks High School sponsors document shredding fundraisers throughout the year.
Sometimes we find out about local free or low-cost document shredding events at the last minute after we have already sent the e-newsletter. When our staff hears about a local document shredding event, we put the word out on Facebook and Twitter and our Calendar of Events which is also included in every e-newsletter.