Free shred day to be held Sept. 12
For Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A free shred day will be held Sept. 12. Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing in your sensitive documents, old tax returns, bank statements, and cancelled checks to be securely shredded on site. Each individual can shred up to two 18” x 10” boxes for free, with a minimal charge thereafter. Documents brought in to be shredded do not need to have the staples removed.
The shred day will be 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the River Cities Bank parking lot, 1601 Lincoln St., Wisconsin Rapids.
According to www.thebalance.com, the five types of documents to shred to prevent identity theft include:
- Documents containing financial information, such as copies of bank and credit card statements older than three years. You should also shred cancelled checks, voided checks, and online purchase orders.
- Documents containing personal information, including your date of birth, social security number, address, phone number, or driver’s license number.
- Documents containing account information like your account numbers, user names, and passwords.
- Junk mail usually contains a computer barcode on the front that can sometimes contain personally identifying information.
- Child and school related mail, such as medical records and school information.