Contributed by Cindy Privette
Is this you? — You’ve stacked papers in a corner until they pile up, just because you are afraid to throw them away.
If you have stacks of old bank statements, receipts, bills, and more, these may contain important personal information that, as we have been told countless times by experts, can easily be used to steal our identity.
So maybe the pile (or piles) has grown so big that an ordinary shredder would take forever to get rid of it all. Some of the documents may be too thick or difficult to work in a home shredder. So they sit. Collecting dust and growing bigger by the minute.
Do we have a solution for you! Zebulon United Methodist Church (ZUMC) is hosting a Shred-A-Thon for the community on April 30, 2016, from 8am until 11am. This event is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Missions of the church. The address is 121 W Gannon Avenue, Zebulon NC.
So, if you have some important documents that you have been afraid to throw away, this is a good time to come out and get them professionally shredded! Do what you can to keep your identity safe from thieves!
For more information, contact the church office at 919.269.9408.
The ZUMC is on Facebook, and posts events, updates, and more.
To find out more about shredding documents and identity theft, visit:
- This NC Department of Justice (DOJ) article on protecting your identity. Though directed toward college students, the advise seems good.
- This Huffington Post article addresses things to shred that are relevant to home and business.
- The US Federal Trade Commission website for reporting identity theft.
- This unusual WFMY article about properly disposing of pill bottle labels.
Outside of Zebulon, the NC DOJ maintains a list of state-wide events including Shred-A-Thon dates and locations online.