PRLog - Sep. 12, 2011 - ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. -- W Palm Beach- Identity theft is still a major problem in the United States and according to the US Federal Trade Commission they received 250,854 complaints about identity theft during 2010 - nearly one-fifth of the entire number of complaints received by the agency. For the eleventh year in succession, consumers complained about this subject more than any other.
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The Commission's identity theft statistics show that Florida had the highest per capita rate of reported ID theft, with Arizona and California following close behind. With the increased awareness of identity theft, it is important to dispose of records carefully.
To help protect you from becoming a statistic, on Saturday morning, September 24, from 9am-12pm, The Palm Beach Chapter of the FSEA is holding another SHRED FEST. Over 9000 pounds of documents was shredded at the last event. This is an incredible opportunity to protect yourself from identity theft by safely destroying your personal documents and papers in our shred truck...Right before your eyes.
This event will be held in the parking lot of the Holy Name of Jesus Church, 345 S Military Trail, W Palm Beach and the shredding is FREE to anyone concerned about Identity Theft and wants to dispose of personal and sensitive documents.
We will also be collecting old newspapers for the local school.
Enrolled Agents will be on site to answer your tax document retention questions.
Who are EA’s? Enrolled Agents (EA) are federally-authorized tax practitioners who have the technical expertise in the field of taxation and who are empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals.
For more information about the Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, visit the website http://www.fseaonline.org