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Posted on: January 6, 2023


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The statistics are scary, if not staggering.  The Federal Trade Commission reported that in 2022, there were 603,591 cases of identity theft nationwide.  Florida claimed a whopping 101,367 of those cases.  So, what can you do to protect yourself?  First and foremost, don’t make it easy for identity thieves!

In celebration of Data Privacy Day (January 28th), Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Esq. is excited to announce the return of the Office’s annual free shredding event.   The Big Shred VI will be held on each side of Pasco County on consecutive Saturdays.

  • 10 a.m. to noon on January 28th at the West Pasco Judicial Center, 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey
  • 10 a.m. to noon on February 4th at the Robert Sumner Judicial Center, 38053 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City

Participants can bring up to three copier-paper boxes or two tall kitchen trash bags filled with documents.  Staples, clasps and paperclips do not need to be removed, but we ask that you take papers out of 3-ring binders.  Electronics will not be accepted.

Last year, more than 350 Pasco residents brought roughly 8.5 tons of documents to The Big Shred.  The Office of Clerk & Comptroller partners with Keep Pasco Beautiful, Shred 360 and Covanta to provide this event.

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