Annual Shred Day at Maps

Published March 29, 2017

You lock your doors.

You set your car alarm.

Now remember to take another step toward being safe: Shred your documents to help prevent your personal information from being stolen. 

Maps Credit Union will help you take that step by shredding documents for free from 9 am -1 pm on Saturday, April 8, at our administrative office at 451 NE Division in Salem.

Bring up to two mid-size boxes full of documents and our partner Iron Mountain will securely destroy them for you. Please remove paper clips and anything larger than a staple.

What should you shred? Experts say that, unless there is a compelling reason to keep them, such as a dispute or warranty, you should shred sales receipts, credit card statements, and credit card solicitations with your name on them. 

Also, you should shred bank statements, pay stubs, and medical bills if they are more than one year old and you do not need them for an unresolved dispute or claim. 

Ask your tax advisor if or when you should shred your tax documents.
 
If you cannot make it to our shred day, don't despair: You can invest in a cross-cut shredder of your own. 

Shredding is just one way to reduce the risk of identity theft.
Like locking your door, it should become a habit. 

On Shred Day, donations will be accepted for the Change a Child's Life Coin Campaign benefiting Doernbecher Children's Hospital - Maps will match all donations received.

For other tips on preventing identity theft, visit the Federal Trade Commision at ftc.gov/idtheft.
 
 

By Mitzi Smith

Mitzi Smith

Mitzi has been with Maps Credit Union since 2001, starting as a teller working her way up to branch manager before moving into the role of community development officer. Within this role, her primary focus consists of asset building and strengthening our community. A native Oregonian, Mitzi was born and raised in Coos Bay, lived in Springfield in her teen years, and finally settled in the Salem area in 1999.


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