Credit union, police offer shredding Saturday

June 26, 2014

Old utility bills, ancient tax forms and credit card statements are among documents that are a boon to identity thieves, and police recommend shredding them as a way to help prevent sensitive personal information from falling into the wrong hands.

So OSU Federal, Your Community Credit Union, is inviting the community to a free document shredding day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The event will include support and presence from the Corvallis Police Department and their community education effort toward combating identity theft.

Hosted by OSU Federal as a community service, anyone can bring documents such as old checks or outdated materials that contain sensitive personal information.

Documents will be securely shredded on site for free, with easy drive-and-drop in the Benton County Fairgrounds parking lot through 1 p.m., or until the shred truck is full.

Based on experience, demand is expected to be keen. When the credit union hosted a similar document shredding event April 19 in North Albany Village, 390 cars lined up for the service.

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