Community Partnership Helps Prevent Identity Theft, September 8

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Article by: Joe Clark,

 LARGO, Md.—Dispose of personal papers and guard against identity theft at the NBC4 Safe & Secure Community Shred event, September 8, 8-11 a.m., on Prince George’s Community College’s Largo campus.  

“Shredding your personal papers is not only a safe option for protecting your identity but is also environmentally responsible,” said Brenda Mitchell, executive director of PGCC’s Office of Institutional Advancement. “The college is pleased to partner with NBC4 to offer this service to positively impact the lives of the people who live in Prince George’s County," she added.  

Residents driving in cars may bring up to five boxes of personal documents and have them shred for free courtesy of Shred-it. No business or commercial material will be accepted. Residents should not bring batteries, flammables, combustibles, electronic equipment, media materials, binders or hanging files. Credit cards and CDs will not be accepted.

The entrance to the college on Prince Place, via Campus Way South, will be open only to participants of the NBC4 Safe & Secure Community Shred and will be closed to all other traffic from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. All other traffic should enter the campus on Route 202. In order to participate, all cars must enter at Prince Place, via Campus Way South and be in line by 11 a.m. 

For more information on NBC4 Safe & Secure Community Shred, contact the college’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 301-546-0858 or visit the NBC4 website at 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.    


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