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Why Shredding Sensitive Documents is Important

We all have piles of yet-to-be-filed papers and other sensitive documents around the house. While they might seem safe just sitting there until you file or shred them, those bits of paper could cause you quite a few headaches if any of them got into the wrong hands (or were seen by stray eyes).

To protect your finances, Social Security information, and other personal data, regularly shred documents that you don’t need to file and save. That includes old statements, outdated receipts, and anything else that could be used to steal your identity or harm your credit.

Buy a quality shredder. For added safety, your shredder should cut documents into small pieces rather than long strips.

Buy a document scanner. If you need to save specific documents, invest in a specialized scanner and store the information behind a password-protected spot on your computer or the cloud.

Join us for the InRoads Shred Day
At InRoads, we’re here to help protect your credit and identity with a fast and free shred day event. Bring your sensitive mail and other papers that need to be shredded (up to two boxes or bags of paper per vehicle) to Shred Day and we’ll chop it up into itsy-bitsy pieces for free.

Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: InRoads Administration Building (1720 St. Helens Street in St. Helens) Map this