Free document shred event slated April 29 in Jamestown
The event is open to the public.
JAMESTOWN — First Community Credit Union and Central Business Systems will host a free shred event from 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, until the truck is full. This event is open to the public and will be held at the FCCU main branch in Jamestown, located at 111 9th
Central Business Systems will have a truck on site for shredding any unwanted personal, medical or business-related documents at no cost to help you secure your identity. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders; however, staples, paper clips and envelopes will be allowed to be shredded. Items not accepted will be magazines, books, clasp envelopes, binder clip and hanging file folders with the metal bars.
With the ever-growing risk of identity theft, FCCU said it’s important to give the community an opportunity to discard confidential documents safely and securely. One-way identity thieves can get personal information is by picking through a person's trash and looking for things that contain identifying information. Shredding those items securely helps prevent the information from getting
into the wrong hands.
“We know how items such as bank statements, old tax filings, duplicate checks, physician statements, credit card receipts and
many other private documents can build up in homes," said Susan Long Swen, FCCU community engagement specialist. "We want to provide the community with a safe outlet to have them securely destroyed.
“This also helps to protect the environment of our communities because all the shredded documents are then recycled,” Long Swen said. “It is a win-win for the members of our communities and the environment – saving the trees and protecting your identity.”
For more information about the shred event on April 29, stop into FCCU or call 701-252-0360.