Get your docs shredded this Saturday in McMinnville

Oregon

The event aims to educate the community on the risks of identity theft

FILE – Shredded paper. (Bobbi Jones/Public Domain Pictures)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — First Federal bank in McMinnville is offering free document shredding this Saturday.

Community members can bring up to 4 file-size boxes of material to shred per vehicle between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to the First Federal McMinnville branch at 118 NE Third Street.

Canned and boxed food donations will also be accepted for local food banks.

Accepted shred material includes the following:

  • Bank statements
  • Credit card bills
  • Credit reports
  • Old pay stubs
  • Expired identification
  • Legal documents
  • Medical records
  • Tax forms
  • Utility bills

These free shredding events are aimed at educating communities on the dangers of identity theft which affects 16.7 million people in the U.S., according to a 2018 Javelin study.

Nearly 30% of consumers don’t shred paper or documents containing sensitive information before throwing them away, according to a 2018 Shred-it Fraud Awareness Week survey.

About KOIN 6 News: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN 6 is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing local news, network and syndicated entertainment to viewers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. KOIN 6 News is Watching Out for You with 35 hours of local news each week.

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