U.S. Postal Inspection Service to hold shred day March 16

Published 5:51 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013


HOOVER — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Cintas Corporation is hosting a shred event for citizens’ personal documents March 16.

The event will be at 100 Corporate Parkway in Hoover from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There is no cost to attend, according to a Postal Inspection Service press release.

Postal inspectors will be on site to answer questions from the public regarding scams targeting Alabama residents, including foreign lottery scams, according to the press release.

During the event, anyone can bring personal documents and have them shredded by Cintas employees. A closed-circuit video camera inside the shredder will allow people to watch their documents being shredded if desired.

Documents can be brought with paper clips, staples or rubber bands.

“Identity theft is a growing threat for individuals and businesses across the nation,” said Karen Carnahan, president of Cintas document management division. “This event will bring awareness of proper document management to the community and provide them with a secure method to safely dispose information. More importantly, it will provide individuals with the peace of mind that their sensitive information will not end up in the wrong hands.”

For more information about the event, call 837-0038.