TPD and Shred It Join Forces to Reduce Fraud!
April 26, 2013
On Saturday, April 27th 2013, the Tallahassee Police Department and Shred-it, a local document shredding company, will join forces to reduce the potential for identity theft in the Capital City from 9a.m. to Noon at the police department on at 234 East 7th Avenue. The event is free to the public.
Identity theft and financial crimes are an ever-increasing issue facing law enforcement and the public. Identity theft is usually perpetrated to facilitate other crimes, such as credit card fraud or check fraud. The thief is cunning and uses a variety of methods to obtain the victims personal information, such as rummaging through discarded trash that may contain a social security number or other information. The more brazen criminals will commit a home or vehicle burglary to obtain personal information to facilitate a wide variety of fraud.
David Northway, Public Information Office, (850) 891-4255