A reader wrote, "Last night my housekeeper was leaving and snapped this pic of a guy going through the recycle bins on my street. He was taking out credit card offers. Probably to use for identity theft! He went from bin to bin. He snapped a pic of him. This was on W Carmen between Broadway & Glenwood."
So it's not just an urban myth. Shred those offers and papers with personal information instead of putting them out on the street.
'Tis the season for shredding events. We know of three in the area in the next month or so, including one tomorrow:
- MB Bank parking lot, Clark and Belmont (see flyer below), 1pm-4pm on Saturday, June 17
- Ald. Cappleman's office, 4544 North Broadway, 9am-noon on Saturday, July 29th
- 40th Ward Sanitation Office, 5333 North Western, 9am-noon on Saturday, August 5
- If you Google shred events, you will find many that banks, community groups, and aldermen across the city and suburbs hold all summer long.