Shred Your Identity to Protect It This Saturday

August 13, 2010

When I recently went camping, I brought with me a tent, lots of water, extra socks and about 200 credit card applications.

I wasn’t applying for new credit, I was getting rid of anything that could be used to steal my identity. Into the campfire they went. My only chagrin: I couldn’t recycle the remnants.

It is estimated that more than 10,000 Illinois residents were victims of identity theft last year. To protect your identity, it’s important to not throw away but to destroy unwanted documents that provide your personal information.

So what should you do if you don’t have a shredder and aren’t going camping any time soon?

Bring your sensitive documents down to the Liberty Bank for Savings in Norwood this Saturday and take advantage of a free shredding event.

Liberty Bank is offering a free shredding day at different locations once a month for the next three months including:

*Saturday, September 18 at 1018 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge

*Saturday, October 23 at 7111 W. Foster Ave., Chicago

You can bring up to 25 pounds of paper to be shredded. This is a free event and reservations are not required.

What: Free Shredding Day

When: Saturday, August 14

Where: Liberty Bank, 6210 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Call: (773) 489-4471 for more information

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