Friday, September 11, 2020 / by Jenny Carroll
Shredding With First National Bank
FNB Community Shred Day Coming September 26th!
Identity theft costs consumers billions of dollars every year. As disgusting as it sounds, dumpster diving continues to be a popular method for fraudsters to use to access your personal information.
In one recent survey, almost 30% of consumers reported that they do not shred paper documents that contain sensitive, personal information before throwing it away. Even the worst of home cooks would agree that we need to do more than rely on last night’s leftovers to deter thieves from going through our trash.
With that in mind, FNB is hosting a Community Shred Day at our Headquarters location here in Bastrop. The event will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 12 noon. Look for a shred truck to be parked in the front parking lot accepting paper to shred, rain or shine.
We’ve had a great response to these events in the past and are hoping for the same results this year. There is no charge for shredding and the event is open to the public.
What can be shredded?
Pay stubs, bank statements, ATM receipts, and old tax returns are a few common examples, but any paper document that contains confidential or personally identifiable information (PII) should be shredded rather than thrown in the trash. Staples and paper clips are ok, but no other sharp, metal objects.
Electronic media and hard drives cannot be shredded and should not be brought to our Community Shred Day. We’re asking that everyone wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and only bring in a few boxes so we can shred for as many people as possible.
Mark your calendars and start gathering your items to shred. We hope to see you on the 26th!