- Friday June 10th, 2011 :: 12:35 p.m. PDT
Beat Identity Theft: Shred-it! (Free) Sat., June 11, 9am-2pm in Calabasas
Beat Identity Theft: Shred-it! (Free) Sat., June 11, 9am-2pm in: 1) Calabasas 2) South L.A. 3) Carson
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Identity Theft Task Force, Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers, and Shred-it are teaming up to help Los Angeles County residents combat identity theft by hosting a free Community Shred-it event at three locations in Los Angeles County:
Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 9am to 2pm
1. Calabasas (City Hall - 100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302)
2. Los Angeles (Ladera Center – 5315 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045)
3. Carson (The Home Depot Center – 18400 Avalon Bl., Carson, CA 90746)
Everyone is invited to bring all unwanted personal documents for shredding by Shred-it mobile trucks. Shred-it is providing the service free of charge on the event day; however, donations will be collected for:
* March of Dimes
* The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation
* 999 For Kids
* Sheriff’s Youth Foundation
* Carson Sheriff’s Station Support Foundation
* Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers
Identity theft is the fastest growing form of consumer fraud in North America. The Community Shred-it is a community outreach event designed to heighten public awareness about identity theft, while providing residents with an opportunity to destroy documents containing personal identifying information rather than disposing of them in non-secure places such as garbage bins. The Community Shred-it event is the perfect place to shred documents safely and securely while helping some amazing charities.
About the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Identity Theft Task Force Detail
The Identity Theft Task Force became operational in 2000 and was the first in the nation. The task force is grant funded by the California Emergency Management Agency. The task force investigates identity theft crime, provides prevention information to consumers, and offers specialized training to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Task force members include Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators, as well as investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs, Glendale Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
About Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers
The purpose of Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers is to prevent and reduce crime by forming a partnership among the community, law enforcement and the media to offer anonymity and cash rewards to anyone providing information leading to an arrest, thereby making the community a safer place for all who live or work in the region.
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.
Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest or criminal filing of a felony or misdemeanor offender.
Crime Stoppers relies on volunteer Directors and tax deductible contributions from the public in order to operate the administration of the program. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or Text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or submit crime tips using “TipSubmit™” Mobile application for Android™ and iPhone™ http://lacrimestoppers.org
Shred-it is the world’s leading on site document destruction company with over 140 branches operating in 16 countries. Shred-it trucks are equipped with custom-built shredders that can efficiently destroy everything from confidential paper documents to CDs. Founded in 1988, Shred-it currently services over 150,000 global, national and local businesses and organizations worldwide. Visit www.shredit.com for more information.
Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
Lieutenant Donnie Mauldin
Identity Theft Task Force
Commercial Crimes Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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