Waukon State Bank to host shredding event September 15

Identity theft is a significant problem and if it has not happened to an individual directly, then they likely know someone who has been victimized. While identity theft can happen to anyone, there are some things that can be done to reduce the risk. Proper disposal, at the right time, of documents and items that contain personal, confidential information is key to protection.

Waukon State Bank offers a free shredding service once a month to help community members safely dispose of their confidential information. Some of the following items that may contain personal information should be considered for shredding, once their recommended retention has passed, including bank statements, expired credit or debit cards, credit card offers, paycheck stubs, canceled checks from years past, medical or legal information, along with anything that contains financial information or personal identification, such as social security number or signature.

Types of important documents that should not be shredded, but rather kept secured, include, but are not limited to, birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce papers, death certificates, military records, social security cards,  copies of wills, among others.

The next free shredding service is scheduled for Friday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Waukon State Bank’s main bank lobby, located at 22 West Main Street in Waukon. For more information about the event or preventing identity theft, community members can call the bank at 563-568-3451.

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