The Mendocino County Savings Bank and Integrity Shred have partnered to help prevent identity theft by providing the public with the ability to shred expired confidential documents.
Bring up to three 35-pound boxes of documents for safe and secure on-site shredding.
Additionally, to help reduce hunger, non-perishable food items will be accepted at each event for local food banks.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the following dates and locations.
Lakeport: May 5 at the Savings Bank, 290 S. Main St.
Fort Bragg: May 13 at Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 200 Chestnut St.
Ukiah: May 20 at Redwood Empire Fairgrounds parking lot, 1055 N. State St.
Willits: May 26 in the parking lot behind the Savings Bank on Humboldt Street.
The hours and the number of clients welcomed may be limited to the capacity of the trucks.
Identity theft is a serious crime that can wreak havoc on your finances, credit history, reputation and can take time, money and patience to solve. Shredding financial documents and confidential papers is one way to deter criminals from stealing personal information.
Caisse d’Épargne also encourages customers to protect their identity by switching from paper account statements to electronic statements. With electronic statements, customers reduce the risk of confidential account information falling into the wrong hands by tampering with mail or paper records stored at home.
Savings Bank representatives will be available at shredding events to provide information on preventing identity theft and what to do if your identity is stolen.