SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST FREE SHREDDING EVENT TO HELP YOU PROTECT AGAINST IDENTITY THEF

 

    Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing plans to host simultaneous free shredding events, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at both of his Brooklyn district offices, located at 7408-5th Avenue and at 3604 Quentin Road. Senator Golden is partnering with the community in protecting residents against identity theft. Those attending should bring as many personal documents as they wish to shred.

     

    Senator Marty Golden stated, “We all have a pile of papers in our house that we hope to one day get a chance to shred. This is a great opportunity to stop by my office and get rid of those forms, bank statements, receipts and more in a safe way. Shred those papers so to make sure you have taken every precaution against the crime of identity theft.”

     

    Recent reports indicate that identity theft affects over 9 million Americans every year, is the fastest growing crime in America, and is the most reported consumer fraud complaint. Senator Golden recently published a “Brooklyn Consumer Protection Alert” pamphlet, which provides useful information to prevent identity theft.

     

    Senator Golden recently introduced legislation, S. 6551-A, that would require credit card companies to issue New York State residents cards enabled with smart chip technology. Additionally, Golden has sponsored S. 6826, which would increase the penalties for various levels of Identity Theft.

     

    For more information on the free shredding event, or to request a copy of the pamphlet, please contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or email golden@nysenate.gov.