Suc­cess­ful shred­ding in Mem­phrem­a­gog

– Fraud Preven­tion

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Mem­phré­m­a­gog

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.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

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.

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