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.