Thursday, June 2, 2011

Community Shred Day This Saturday

This weekend Comerica and Iron Mountain are providing free document shredding services between 9am and 3pm at Comerica's Winchester Banking Center (1245 S. Winchester Blvd). If you ever had the displeasure of having your identity stolen, then you know how important it is the shred anything that has any personal information, including mail that has your name and address printed on it. All of the details are down below:


Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain Team Up to Offer Free, Secure Document Shredding on Saturday, June 4

Shred Day Bay Area: Protect Your Identity. Promote Recycling
Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain are teaming up to host “Shred Day Bay Area,” a free, one-day event allowing consumers and business owners to securely shred sensitive paper documents by stopping by Comerica’s Winchester Banking Center on June 4, 2011.

The “live shredding” site, where guests will be able to view documents being destroyed onsite, will be open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Comerica’s Winchester Banking Center (1245 S. Winchester Blvd., in San Jose.)

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. with more than nine million victims each year. Shredding personal documents is one of the best ways to ensure sensitive information doesn’t make it into the hands of an identity thief or “dumpster diver.”

What should be shredded?
- You should shred any document that has a piece of your personal information on it. This includes your name, address, phone numbers, date of birth, Social Security number, account numbers, PINs (personal identification numbers) and/or passwords.

- Documents that you should consider shredding include: financial records, bank statements, old bills, credit card statements and even medical records – anything that may contain a piece of your personal information.

- Depending on the type of document, the timeframe to keep records may differ. You should always consult with your tax or legal advisor to determine the appropriate time to keep a document.

Consumers can watch their paper documents be shredded on the spot. All shredded materials will be recycled. Only paper documents will be allowed. Up to four boxes or bags of paper documents per vehicle will be allowed. All paper documents collected at Shred Day Bay Area will be recycled by Iron Mountain.

Susan Siravo
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Comerica Bank
333 W. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA
office (408) 556-5111

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