State Farm To Host Document Shredding Event

Paul Ehrman State Farm Insurance will hosting a shredding event for the community on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 1750 S.R. 46 E in Batesville.

Over 16 million people, representing 7 percent of all persons age 16 or older in the United States, experienced at least one incident of identity theft in 2012, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced last year.

Outside trash containers and dumpsters can become a place for criminals to steal your private information, such as copies of your checks, credit card or bank statements, or other records that typically bear your name, address, and even your telephone number.

These types of records make it easier for criminals to get control over accounts in your name and assume your identity.

A local shredding event can serve as an opportunity to dispose personal documents securely.