Shred On Site part of the Victorian Government initiative ‘ShredFest’
Minister for Consumer Affairs Jane Garrett rolled up her sleeves and hit ‘go’ on the Shred On Site mobile destruction unit for the launch of ShredFest to raise awareness about prevention of identity fraud.
Shred On Site destroyed two tonnes of personal and business documents at dual events held at Footscray and Dandenong as part of the launch of ShredFest on 23 August.
The aim of the Victorian Government initiative is to raise awareness about the safe and secure destruction of personal and business papers to prevent identity fraud in Victoria.
In 2015, Consumer Affairs Victoria partnered with the City of Maribyrnong, the City of Greater Dandenong and the Victorian Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection to provide a free community ShredFest event.
In 2016 ShredFest is heading to regional Victoria:
Friday 27 May from 12 noon – 2 pm
Phoenix Mall Precinct (near Central Square) Armstrong Street
Saturday 28 May from 12 noon – 2 pm
Sydney Myer Place (near Rosalind Park Precinct)
Shred On Site CEO Andrew Vincent said he was proud to be part of the Victorian Government initiative on the important issue of the prevention of identity fraud.
‘In my line of work, I meet so many people who have been storing personal and business documents at home for years because they did not know what to do with them.’
‘It is easy to destroy documents in a safe and secure way by either attending a shred day event or by contacting the company directly to receive a competitive rate for onsite shredding services.’