FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WWLP) – On Saturday, Freedom Credit Union held a free community shredding day at its Feeding Hills branch.
“I don’t like doing the paperwork myself at home because it burns up my shredder, so I come here,” said Kathy Rosner of Feeding Hills.
People lined up with boxes and bags full of personal documents. Pro-Shred’s specialized shredding vehicle gives residents the ability to safely dispose of bank statements and other old personal documents.
If you have documents you want to get rid of, you really should take advantage of these shredding events in your community. Some people 22News spoke to said it brought them relief, knowing their personal information would not be compromised.
Rosner told 22News it was just part of her spring cleaning. “Time to clean the house. It’s just easier to go through the mail, throw it in the box, put the cover on it and mark “shred” and it goes when it goes.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, last year there were nearly 1.4 million identity theft reports. Experts say you can help avoid identity theft by shredding all your personal documents, including receipts, account statements and expired credit cards. Also, be sure to collect your mail daily and pay attention to your billing cycles to be on the lookout for fraudulent charges.