Shred-it and PostNet Join Forces to Help Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud

TORONTO, ON - March 25, 2010-- Shred-it, the world’s leading on site document destruction company and PostNet have joined forces to help consumers fight identity theft and fraud in support of Fraud Prevention Month, by holding a National Community Shred Day on March 27th. During the month of March, Fraud Prevention Forum (FPF) member organizations will raise awareness of the dangers of fraud, while educating the public on how to “Recognize it, Report it and Stop it.”

The National Community Shred Day will be held at PostNet locations across Canada (see attached locations). Shred-it mobile shredding trucks will be available on site for community members to bring all the documents they can carry to be shredded for free. With 20-plus years of experience providing information security solutions to business, government and non-profit clients around the world, representatives from Shred-it will be on-hand to answer any questions consumers may have in regards to identity theft and fraud prevention.

“Shred-it is proud to support Fraud Prevention Month, and to provide an opportunity for community members to protect themselves against identity theft and fraud,” says Vincent R. De Palma, President and CEO at Shred-it. “We help our clients protect themselves and their customers every day by destroying documents that are no longer needed. Organizing Community Shred events across Canada will raise awareness about the dangers of identity theft and fraud and encourages community members to take the necessary steps to protect themselves from these crimes.”

”PostNet is very pleased to be a part of Fraud Prevention Month. Small businesses and families need to know that their private documents can be destroyed and recycled in a manner that leaves them as protected as big corporations, but in a manner that is cost-effective for them,” states R.J. (Rob) Anderson, PostNet President.

To prevent personal identity theft, Shred-it advises to shred the following sensitive documents and old files:

  • Receipts
  • Cheques
  • Pre-approved Credit Applications / Credit Card Statements, that are no longer required
  • Outdated Tax Returns, that are no longer required
  • Letterhead
  • Envelopes & Return Address Labels
  • Business Cards

Please review the location list below to find out where a Community Shred is taking place in your neighborhood. For more information on the event, visit Community Shred events in support of Fraud Prevention Month.

839-5th Ave., S.W. Suite 120

Calgary

403 290-1478

3957 Lakeshore Road

Kelowna

250 764-9696

125 The Queensway, Unit B2

Toronto

416 259-0092

20 Apple Creek Blvd., Unit A1

Markham

905 479-6887

402 King Street North

Waterloo

519 885-8777

50 Burnhamthorpe Road (Sussex Centre), Unit 86

Mississauga

905 279-0009

15 Arthur Avenue, Unit 1

St Thomas

519 631-6555

2969 Argentia Road (Winston Argentia Centre), Unit 2

Mississauga

905 567-3300

3055 Dundas Street W., Unit 3

Mississauga

905 412-3333

5175 Yonge Street

North York

416 733-8000

1030 Adelaide Street North, Unit 1

London

519 850-7678

224 Hunt Club Road, Unit 3

Ottawa

613 730-0011

About Shred-it

Shred-it is a world-leading information security company providing document destruction services that ensure the security and integrity of our clients’ private information. The company operates 140 service locations in 16 countries worldwide, servicing more than 150,000 global, national and local businesses, including the world’s top intelligence and security agencies, more than 500 police forces, 1,500 hospitals, 8,500 bank branches and 1,200 universities and colleges. For more information, please visit www.shredit.com.

About PostNet

PostNet is the ultimate business support centre. The company has grown to more than 900 franchises throughout North America and abroad and is working towards a goal of 1,500 global franchises within three to five years. Myles Franchise Corporation is the Canadian Master Franchisor for PostNet. For more information, visit www.postnet.ca.

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