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.”
CIG Community Safety Saturday was developed by a CIG Insurance employee in 2010 and has been held throughout California and Nevada ever since. The event 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.
At the conclusion of CIG Community Safety Saturday, a drawing will be held for exciting, family- oriented prizes, 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.
For more information about the event, please go to www.CIGsafetysaturday.com (http://www.cigsafetysaturday.com/
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Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more than 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com
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Shred-it, is the world’s leading on-site document destruction company with over 160 branches operating in 18 countries. Shred-it trucks are equipped with custom-built shredders that can efficiently destroy everything from confidential paper documents to CD’s and all types of media. Founded in 1988, Shred-it currently services over 300,000 global, national, and local businesses and organizations worldwide.