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Town of Hamburg holding ID Theft Protection Day on May 18 at town hall

The Town of Hamburg, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and Legal Shield Independent Associate Linda Catalano will host an Identity Theft Protection Day at the Hamburg Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.

Hamburg Supervisor Steven Walters, Catalano and members of the Town of Hamburg Police Department will present the seminar “How to Protect Your Identity” at 10:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. in the town hall conference room 7B (in the basement).

According to the Federal Trade Commission, ID theft affects as many as 10 million people each year. Topics covered will include what people should know on how to deter, detect and defend themselves from becoming a victim.

A shredding truck, provided by Lincoln Archives, Inc. will be on site to securely destroy paper documents free of charge. Attendees are limited to two copy paper sized boxes per household. Police remind people to fully review the materials they wish to shred before turning them over to be destroyed.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department will also be on site to process SAFE CHILD cards which contain a child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc.) and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. Processing up-to-date photographs and detailed information about a child can prove to be important proactive measures that can greatly assist local law enforcement officials to quickly respond to a child’s disappearance. This service is provided free of charge and will be available in the town hall.

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