Lawton, OK, May 21, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- File Thirteen partnered with Police Chief Jon Shepard May 10, 2008 to bring the City of Fletcher their first annual Shred-Day. The Shred-Day gave the residents of Fletcher, Oklahoma an opportunity to bring any documents that they want to be securely destroyed. Chief Shepard said that “he not only wanted to have a shred day to help crack down on identity theft, but also to educate people in the community about the dangers of simply throwing your personal information in the trash.”
Identity theft has quickly risen to become the fastest growing crime in America, merely throwing your personal information in the trash just gives the criminals easy access to it. Documents that contain personal identifying information such as bank account numbers, social security numbers, birth dates, and pin numbers, just to name a few are all examples of items that need to be destroyed.
File Thirteen is an Oklahoma owned Information Destruction Company and is very committed to every community in which they do business. “We have a focus on educating the businesses and the consumers on ways to minimize their exposure to identity theft. Shred Days, such as this one in Fletcher is a community service program that is free to residents and just one of the ways we help to increase the awareness for our neighbors” says File Thirteen. Residents of Fletcher were thrilled to have the opportunity to “finally clean out the closet full of old bank records and tax information that I was at a loss of what to do with” states one Fletcher resident.
While the response for their first shred day was outstanding Chief Sheppard hopes that next year’s will be even better. “I hope that each year will continue to grow to be bigger and bigger, and all year I will continue to do my part to let the residences and business here in Fletcher know the importance of keeping their personal information, well, personal.”
The City of Fletcher would like to thank File Thirteen for volunteering their time and equipment to come out and shred for our community.