Georgia is second only to Florida, as the nation’s highest for number of fraud and other complaints per thousand residents.
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB)
September 22, 2017
JenCare Senior Medical Center today announced that hundreds of Atlanta seniors already have confirmed plans to reduce their personal risk of being victims of fraud or identity theft by taking a key step being provided by JenCare as a community service. Seniors are getting rid of old and unneeded documents containing personal and sensitive information, safely and securely – at Senior Shred-It Day, September 23rd.
Between 10 AM and 12 PM this Saturday, seniors are bringing up to two bags or boxes of paper to JenCare locations in Brookhaven, East Point, Morrow, South DeKalb and the West End.
Interested seniors will watch their documents be securely shredded by five large Shred-it trucks able to safely and quickly convert up to 525,000 pounds of paper into small shreds. It’s a good way to safely dispose of documents containing Social Security number, birth date, banking or credit account numbers, passwords and pin numbers, old personal identification documents, old medical insurance cards, old passports, and financial application documents.
According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, consumers report paying over $744 million in more than 1.3 million fraud-related complaints yearly.
Georgia is second only to Florida, as the nation’s highest for number of fraud and other complaints per thousand residents, with 117,189 complaints in 2016 alone (of which 30,370 were in greater Atlanta). That’s at least $52.7 million in fraudulent expenses incurred by Georgia residents ($13.7 million incurred by Atlanta residents) in 2016, if the median expense was experienced.
“We honor seniors with industry-leading access to primary care physicians dedicated to delivering better health with unrivaled customer service,” said Tom Davis, JenCare Georgia Market President. “JenCare physicians are concerned about the total health of the senior. We are pleased to be helping many, many seniors reduce the chance of being a victim of fraud or identity theft crimes. This service gives seniors some additional peace of mind.”