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HCSO is offering a safe, secure way for residents to dispose of tax documents to avoid identity theft.
To help residents get rid of their sensitive documents after tax season, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with ABC Action News, is hosting "Operation Shred" this Saturday
, April 27
, at Westfield Citrus Park Mall. At this free event, anyone can get rid of unwanted paperwork in a safe and secure way, in order to avoid simply throwing the documents in the trash and taking a risk of having their personal information fall into the wrong hands.
"Identity theft is a very preventable crime if you take the steps to protect yourself," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We want to make it easy for our residents. At Operation Shred, bring your sensitive documents and let our deputies do the work of getting rid of them safely!"
Paper documents can include old bills, tax records and financial statements. Deputies at Operation Shred will also accept unwanted electronic devices, such as laptops and cellphones, allowing residents to recycle their devices in a safe manner. Operation Shred will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday
. Westfield Citrus Park Mall is located at 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa, FL 33625.
A Quote From Sheriff Chad Chronister: