Arne Chatterton, CIG Vice President of Field Operations & Business Relations explains, “Protecting privacy and preventing identity theft and fraud is something we all need to be aware of. Shredding is the most secure and cost-effective means of document destruction. It is also an environmentally-
Identity theft is currently a huge challenge for us all:
• In 2010, 7.0% of households in the United States, or about 8.6 million households, had at least one member age 12 or older who experienced one or more types of identity theft victimization.
• Among households in which at least one member experienced one or more types of identity theft, 64.1% experienced the misuse or attempted misuse of an existing credit card account in 2010.
• From 2005 to 2010, the percentage of all households with one or more type of identity theft that suffered no direct financial loss increased from 18.5% to 23.7%.
“The best safeguard against personal identity theft is to regularly destroy confidential, personal, and business documents,” says Ken Hafner, General Manager of Shred-it, San Francisco. “Organizing Community Shred events across America raises awareness about the dangers of identity theft and fraud, and encourages consumers and businesses to take the necessary steps to protect themselves from these crimes.”
Capital Insurance Group hosted its first CIG Community Safety Saturday s in 2010; ever since, the event has been held throughout California and Nevada. CIG Community Safety Saturday features activities, demonstrations, and educational services designed to improve the safety and security of children, teens, families, and communities. People of all ages will enjoy free games, prizes, and a wealth of materials and information from many different booths staffed by local and regional organizations.
Capital Insurance Group and its local agency, Monterey Insurance, will co-host the event’s main booth with additional safety information, giveaways and prize drawings. Prize drawings include exciting, family- oriented giveaways, such as an annual family membership to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Family Plus annual memberships to MY Museum, four season passes to the 2015 Monterey County Fair, four passes for whale watching at Randy’s Whale Watching & Fishing, four passes to a performance at the Pacific Repertory Theatre, four passes for kayaking from Adventures By The Sea, a family pass to Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature Tours, and a family pass to the Monterey Zoo.
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940