An impressive number of community members turned out at the free shredding event hosted by Assemblyman Dov Hikind last Sunday, March 3, at the Boro Park Y. For four hours, community members from all over Boro Park arrived with cartons full of sensitive documents. Hikind’s staff was on hand to assist with anything that had to be lifted or carried. The actual document shredding was performed by Shred Up Inc. in their East 18 Street establishment.
“The internet age has made identity theft more prevalent than ever before,” said the Assemblyman. “For years, I’ve warned our community to be extremely careful with their personal documents because sophisticated thieves will go through garbage cans looking for account numbers and other information.”
The success of this event will likely lead to another shredding opportunity in Flatbush, said Assemblyman Hikind.