Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S.
Last year alone, more than 9.9 million Americans were victims of identity theft, a crime that cost them roughly $5 billion.
Let Us Shred Your Stuff For Free!
|Saturday, June 21, 2014:
1901 W. Madison Street Lot A
Chicago, IL 60612
||9:00am - 1:00pm (Gates close at 12:45pm)
||Consumers can shred up to
10 boxes of
And this year, FREE! electronics recycling, including:
-TVs and Computer Monitors
-Data Storage Devices
-Fax and Copy Machines
-VCRs/DVD Players/Video Game Consoles
Here are some suggestions for deciding how long to keep personal financial information:
- The IRS has three years from your tax-filing date to audit, and has six years to challenge a claim. A good rule of thumb is to keep all tax returns and supporting documentation for seven years.
- Keep credit card statements for seven years if tax related expenses are documented.
- Keep paycheck stubs for one year. Be sure to cross reference the paycheck stub to the W-2 form.
- Be sure to keep bank statements and cancelled checks for at least one year.
- Bills should kept for one year or until the cancelled check has been returned. Receipts for large ticket items should be kept for insurance purposes.
- Home improvement receipts should be kept for six years or permanently.
- Items such as birth certificates, social security cards, insurance policies, titles or wills should be kept permanently in a safety deposit box.
- If you are going to dispose of documents with sensitive information, be sure to SHRED!
- Only paper documents are permitted to be shredded at this event. Stapled and/or paper clipped documents are okay. Inappropriate items such as clothing, food, and garbage will be refused.
An official press release and flyer are also available to view, with further information.
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