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Source:  Tamaki Sono / Flickr

Source: Tamaki Sono / Flickr

State Senator Martin J. Golden will host simultaneous free shredding events, this Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at both of his district offices: 7408 Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, and 3604 Quentin Road in Marine Park. Those attending should bring as many personal documents as they wish to shred.

A press release issued by Golden’s office states that, “Recent reports indicate that identity theft affects over 9 million Americans every year, is the fastest growing crime in America, and is the most reported consumer fraud complaint.” To that end, Golden is partnering with the community in protecting residents against identity theft.

“We all have a pile of papers in our house that we hope to one day get a chance to shred,” said Golden. “This is a great opportunity to stop by my office and get rid of those forms, bank statements, receipts and more in a safe way. Shred those papers so to make sure you have taken every precaution against the crime of identity theft.”

Golden introduced legislation (S. 6551-A) that would require credit card companies to issue New York State residents cards enabled with smart chip technology. Additionally, Golden has sponsored S.6826, which would increase the penalties for various levels of identity theft.

To learn more, contact Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or email golden@nysenate.gov.

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz speaks with community residents during his last Public Shredding Day. Source: NYS Assembly

Safely destroy your unwanted records, bills and documents during Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’ free Public Shredding Day, April 25 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the El Greco Diner, 1821 Emmons Avenue at Sheepshead Bay Road, directly across the street from his district office, 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road.

This is a way to protect your identity and become clutter free. To learn more, call Cymbrowitz’ district office at (718) 743-4078, email him at cymbros@assembly.state.ny.us or visit his NYS Assembly webpage.