SEATTLE – While Washington has dropped from 7th to 13th in the nation per capita for identity theft cases reported to the Federal Trade Commission, many Washington residents still inadvertently put themselves at risk.
Attorney General Rob McKenna will visit Bainbridge Island on April 14 and Redmond on April 25 to promote identity theft prevention and assist the public in keeping sensitive documents out of the hands of crooks. Peninsula All-Shred and Frontline will be on site to destroy sensitive documents for consumers and small businesses at no charge.
The events are part of the statewide “Guard It! Washington” tour to educate business owners and consumers on how to keep their personal data safe. The campaign is a partnership of the Attorney General’s Office, Federal Trade Commission and AARP.
WHAT: GUARD IT! Washington identity theft tour
WHEN AND WHERE:
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND: Monday, April 14, 2008
Wing Point Country Club, 811 Cherry Ave.
- Forum: noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Island Rotary meeting. *RSVP required. Attendance free. Lunch may be purchased for $12.
- Shredding: noon to 2 p.m. Donated by Peninsula Services All Shred.
REDMOND: Friday, April 25, 2008
Overlake Christian Center, 9900 Willows Road NE
- Forum: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
- Shredding: 3 – 5 p.m. Donated by Frontline.
Register online at www.guarditwashington.com or call toll-free 1-800-646-2283.
For more information on the tour, visit www.guarditwashington.com.
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Contacts: Kristin Alexander, Media Relations Manager, (206) 464-6432
Janelle Guthrie, Communications Director, 360-586-0725