Bank to offer document shredding event

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Security Bank of Southwest Missouri will hold a community wide shred event at the Cassville branch, located at 1321 Old Highway 37, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13.

"Unfortunately in this day and age there is identity theft," said Jon Horner, Security Bank president. "One of the best ways to protect against identity theft is to not have sensitive information sitting around your home or disposing of that information in your normal trash.

"Not everybody has a shredder," continued Horner. "Around this time of year, people are getting their tax returns completed and doing other spring cleaning, we thought this would be the perfect time to offer a community shred event as a service to those interested in getting rid of old tax returns, bank statements, credit card statements or other documents that should not be put in the regular trash."

Cintas Document Management will provide the industrial shredder for the event. Security Bank staff members will be available to help community members interested in shredding documents during the event.

"They can either drop their items off and leave, and our staff will make sure that those documents are shredded on-site, or if they want to stay and watch them be shredded they are welcome to do that," said Horner. "This machine shreds stuff quickly."

In addition to tax returns, bank statements and credit card statements, community members might consider shredding canceled checks and junk mail with identifiable information.

Community members interested in receiving more information on what documents should be shredded are encouraged to visit Security Bank locations in Cassville, Exeter or Wheaton, call 847-4794 or visit www.sbswmo.com.

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