TDCI Consumer Affairs & Rep. Eldridge Host June 24 Shred Event in Jackson

Friday, June 16, 2017 | 10:13am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and local law enforcement on Saturday, June 24, 2017 to host the Jackson Community Shred and Drug Take Back Event promoting identity theft prevention and consumer protection. Jackson residents are encouraged to attend for free document shredding and a convenient prescription drug drop-off.

“Identity theft is now one of the fastest-growing crimes in our country; therefore, protecting your personal information is key to ensuring you don’t become a victim,” said Rep. Eldridge. “This community event offers peace of mind for Jackson-area residents by providing them a safe, efficient way to dispose of sensitive documents and outdated prescription drugs. I’d like to thank the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance for providing this valuable service to our community.”

Documents suggested for shredding include outdated credit card statements, utility bills, investment documents, tax forms, loan documents, medical records, insurance documents, employment documents and more.

If disposing of prescription bottles, be sure to mark out any personal information on the label. Educational materials will be available for attendees.

Who:
Representative Jimmy Eldridge, the TDCI Consumer Affairs Division, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Investigations Unit, the Jackson Police Department, the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office
 
What:
Jackson Community Shred and Drug Take Back Event
 
When:
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT
 
Where:
Jackson Fairgrounds, North Parking Lot, 800 South Highland Avenue, Jackson, TN 38301

For more information on this event, please email Lindsey Balthrop at lindsey.balthrop@tn.gov. For more consumer protection information, visit the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs at www.tn.gov/consumer.

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