Cham­ber Of Com­merce says “yes” to shred­ding

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Com­merce park­ing lot, lo­cated at 2101 Clark Street.

“Fed­eral law re­quires a busi­ness or or­ga­ni­za­tion to com­ply with laws and reg­u­la­tions that are in place to pro­tect em­ployee and cus­tomer’s in­for­ma­tion. Doc­u­ments must be de­stroyed, not just thrown in the trash,” said Lisa Oglesby, di­rec­tor of pro­grams for the cham­ber. “As a con­sumer, 56 per­cent of iden­tity theft vic­tims that could trace the source of the theft learned that thieves took some­thing that was in their own pos­ses­sion.

“Iden­tity theft — some­one steal­ing your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion to use for il­le­gal pur­poses — is a crime that is grow­ing ex­po­nen­tially world­wide. A 2007 Fed­eral Trade Com­mis­sion re­port es­ti­mated that nearly 10 mil­lion Amer­i­cans had been vic­tims of iden­tity theft in the pre­vi­ous year.”

In con­junc­tion with Shred Day, res­i­dents and busi­ness will have the op­por­tu­nity to bring their used cell phones to the Cham­ber for re­cy­cling as well.

Pro­tect your iden­tity:

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