In an effort to help protect the public safeguard their personal documents and prevent identity theft, the local State Farm agency will host a document shredding day on Friday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Hosted by the State Farm Agents Nathan Loren and Linda Huff, the event will be held at Car Quest, 3136 N.E. Third Ave., in Camas.
“It has been determined that criminals are taking their victims’ trash to sort through and find any personal identification they can use to assume one’s identity and create new financial transactions at their victim’s expense,” said Julie Moe, State Farm agent. “By shredding all documents with your personal identification, you are taking one of the most important steps toward protecting your personal information and to safeguard your credit.”
For a $10 donation per standard 15 by 12 by 10 inch box, anyone in the community can drop off old tax returns, business records, bank statements, cancelled checks, credit card statements, bills, receipts and other documents containing personal information. The documents will be destroyed on-site using a truck-mounted commercial shredder.
All donations will be contributed to SHARE of Vancouver.