Speedway, Ind. - How safe is your identity?
You could be putting yourself at risk with every trip to the trash.
If you have documents sitting at home that you don’t want to throw away because they contain personal information, consider dropping them off at one of the Crime Stoppers “Community Shred-it Day” locations around Central Indiana.
CBS 4 is a proud sponsor of the Speedway location.
Computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices contain a lot of our personal information as well.
There will be a group at each of the “Community Shred-it Day” spots collecting electronics and then properly disposing of them so that other cannot steal your information off them.
“People that know and they want to steal this stuff, they know how to retrieve it from electronic devices,” said Steve Dubois, director of the local chapter of Crime Stoppers.
Below is a list of participating locations (each site is open from 10 am-1 pm):
Creekside Middle School (3525 W.126th Street, Carmel)
Greenwood Park Mall (1251 U.S. Highway 31 North, Greenwood)
Speedway Police Department (1410 N.Lynhurst Drive, Speedway)
Lawrence Police Department (9001 E.59th Street, Lawrence)
A $5 donation is suggested per shredding box.
That money goes to support Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana program.
The Attorney General’s Office will also be at each of the drop-off locations collecting unused prescription drugs.