Community shred event Friday benefits SPCA

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RENO, NV (KOLO) One way to prevent identity theft is to shred personal documents, and One Nevada Credit Union is hosting a free, community shred event at its Damonte Branch Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 57 Damonte Ranch Parkway in Reno, in the Walmart shopping center.

American Document Destruction will be on-site to "safely and properly dispose of those unwanted documents, including recyclable paper, envelopes and newspapers. Up to three boxes filled with acceptable recyclable items are allowed per car. Electronics, ink cartridges and cardboard will not be accepted."

The shred event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. All donations benefit SPCA of Northern Nevada, which will collect donations on site during the event.

“It might seem harmless to toss old records and expired documents in the trash, but an identity thief can use that information to piece together your identity and try to steal it,” says Patrick Kearney, Certified Fraud Examiner and Assistant Vice President – Fraud Security. “If you’re not sure about a document that needs to be shredded, be proactive and just shred it.”

In addition to free shredding services, SPCA of Northern Nevada will have an information booth at the event.

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