Rep. Mazzochi, Elmhurst Offering Residents Free Shred Truck to Help Prevent Identity Theft

State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) invites residents of the 47th Illinois House District to take advantage of a free document shredding event on Saturday, July 25th.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the City of Elmhurst, will take place from 10:00 AM until Noon at Elmhurst University, located at 190 S Prospect Ave. Drivers will enter the Alexander Parking Lot at the University via Prospect Avenue and then exit on to Alexander Boulevard. Residents are asked to remain in their cars, volunteers will be available to unload documents and have them immediately shredded. Residents who want to ensure contactless pickup are requested to place their shred materials in their vehicle’s trunk. Documents for shredding must be placed in paper or plastic shopping bags, with a limit of four bags per car. 

“This is an incredibly easy, safe, and quick process that will be helpful to many out there who have documents they just don’t feel comfortable throwing away,” Rep. Mazzochi explained. “It is the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of old bank statements, checks, and other sensitive papers to help prevent identity theft.”

In 2019, 14.4 million consumers became victims of identity fraud, about 1 in every 15 people. Experts advise that you stop identity thieves, who are known to go through a person’s trash, by shredding any documents that contain personal or financial information, such as mail you receive from the Internal Revenue Service, documents from the Department of Motor Vehicles, and any employment-related correspondence. This also includes any child- and school-related mail.

What: Free Shred Truck

Where: Elmhurst University, 190 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126

When: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For additional information about this event, please visit or call the district office at 630-852-8633.

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