BELOW: PHOTO GALLERY OF TODAY'S EVENT
WPTV NewsChannel 5 took action for your safety.
"Operation Shredding" took place Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
An estimated 220,000 pounds of paper were shredded at the event.
Keeping people safe is a top priority. Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. It's important for consumers to recognize that identity theft is not just a financial crime. It can include criminal identity theft, governmental identity theft and medical identity theft.
Shredding your personal documents is crucial to preventing identity theft from happening to you!
At our last Operation Shredding event on June 27, more than 90,000 pounds of paper were shredded.
Documents, papers and receipts that had credit card numbers or other personal information on them were shredded for free.
Palm Beach Kennel Club
1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach
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