Schmerberg Law, Environmental Commission Invite City Residents to Document Shredding Event

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 06/19/2019 - 21:57

The City of Saline's Environmental Commission and Schmerberg Law host a free shredding day at Saline City Hall Saturday.

City residents are invited to shred personal documents between 9 a.m. and noon, Saturday, at 100 N. Harris St.

Here's a list of documents residents might consider shredding:

  • Financial statements
  • Canceled checks and blank checks
  • Paycheck stubs
  • Credit card and account numbers
  • Credit information
  • Personal records
  • Tax records
  • Medical records
  • Items containing your social security number or signature

Schmerberg Law is sponsoring the event, which is being staffed by volunteers from Saline's Environmental Commission.

Did you know?

Identity theft is a serious concern that affects millions of people. The 2017 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, found that 15.4 million consumers in the United States were affected by identity theft of some form in 2016. In those instances, $16 billion was stolen. Protecting one's identity is not as complicated as it may seem, and it can safeguard consumers against fraud and theft.

  • Password protect all smartphones and other digital devices. Many are used to transmit sensitive information and may store passwords and other data that connects to financial institutions.
  • Do not click on links in unsolicited emails. Such links may contain malware or computer viruses.
  • Don't provide Social Security numbers, birth dates or other personal information to unsolicited callers, no matter how official they may sound.
  • Don't use the same password or PIN number on multiple sites. Vary the password and use a combination of numbers, symbols and uppercase letters to make it more difficult for thieves to decode.
  • Do not keep all credit cards or important identification cards in a wallet at all times.
  • Shred or destroy private records and statements.
  • Monitor your credit report. Consumers can receive a free credit report from the three major credit agencies free of charge each year. Address any inconsistencies and report them promptly. 
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