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May 06, 2008
Free shredding in Bellingham on May 12 during Attorney General’s identity theft prevention tour

BELLINGHAM – Attorney General Rob McKenna will visit Bellingham Monday, May 12, to promote identity theft prevention and assist the public in keeping sensitive documents out of the hands of crooks. Sound Shredding and Recycling will destroy papers for consumers and small businesses at no charge.

WHO: Attorney General Rob McKenna

WHAT: Guard-It! Washington Shredathon

WHERE: Park Manor shopping mall, intersection of Birchwood and Northwest avenues near Big Lots.

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

McKenna will be present from 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Following that, he will speak to the Bellingham Rotary about identity theft prevention tips for businesses.

DETAILS:  The event is 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. 

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.

For more information and additional tour stops, visit
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Contact: Kristin Alexander, Media Relations Manager, (206) 464-6432


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