Teachers Credit Union will host a Community Shred Day at its Park 100 branch, 5130 West 71st Street, on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9:30am-12:30pm.
This free service is being offered in advance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month observed in October. TCU is dedicated to educating people on the importance of protecting their identity both online and off.
Residents and businesses are invited to bring documents for secure, onsite shredding. Iron Mountain, a service provider of document storage and disposal, will have its mobile shred unit on hand to destroy documents onsite.
Properly disposing of personal documents is one way for people to protect themselves from identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission recommends shredding sensitive documents such as charge receipts, old utility bills, copies of credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, unused checks, bank statements and expired charge cards. For more information on how to prevent or report identity theft, visit ftc.gov/idtheft.