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Identity Theft

Identity Theft Education

The township and sheriff's office have taken a proactive approach to identity theft. Periodic Community Shred days offer residents the opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents and to learn about identity theft.

Identity Theft Brochure

To view the township's Identity Theft brochure, stop in at the Washington Township Government Center

OR

Check here for the electronic version.

Township Offers Free Document Shredding

Residents have the opportunity to dispose of sensitive documents and data storage materials at Super Saturday events.

City and township residents can drop off items and receive information about identity theft at the Public Works Garage, 8190 McEwen Rd. Documents will be securely shredded, said Mike Wanamaker, Public Works director.

A photo ID may be required. Up to 12 grocery-size bags will be accepted. Materials may include paper, tapes, credit cards, CDs and microfilm.

As always, a sheriff's deputy from the Washington Township Substation will answer questions about identity theft. Law enforcement experts recommend that people shred important documents such as invoices, bank statements, canceled checks, medical records and credit card receipts.

Examples of what ARE considered sensitive personal documents:

  • Tax returns
  • Mortgage applications/paperwork
  • Bank statements
  • Credit cards, social security information, drivers licenses or any photocopies
  • Credit reports
  • Medical records

Examples of items that ARE NOT considered sensitive personal documents:

  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Greeting cards
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone books
  • Children’s artwork
  • Wrapping paper
  • Business invitations

Items that are not considered sensitive, should be put in your trash recycle bin for weekly pick-up by your trash hauler.

Dates & Information

To find Super Service Saturday dates and information, check here. Other services offered on Super Service Saturday include free drug drop off and child safety seat checks.

For information, call Public Works at 433-0151.

 

 

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