Successful shredding in Memphremagog
– Fraud Prevention
Hundreds of boxes of sensitive documents were shredded last week as part of the Surete du Quebec’s fraud prevention program. The police collected documents for shredding at drop-off points all over the Townships, then bringing the documents to Cowansville to be shredded on site by Shred-It.
The amount of documents collected in the Memphremagog was fairly high compared to the other MRC’s, thanks to an effective advertising campaign. Of the four drop-off locations in the MRC, Ayer’s Cliff collected the most documents, weighing in at 366 kilo--
grams. Mansonville was second with 330 kilos and Eastman was third at 260 kilos. Not many people took advantage of this free service in Stanstead, perhaps preferring to shred their own documents, where only 72 kilograms of documents were dropped off.
The shredding of documents that contain personal information such as addresses, birthdates, banking information, social security information etc. is crucial in protecting people against fraud or identity theft.
Community Officer Sgt. Patrice Gregoire and the regional community policing coordinator, Sgt. Isabelle Bertrand, collected personal documents at four locations in the Memphremagog MRC, last week, that were destined to be shredded in Cowansville.