Here's a chance for you to safely clear away paper documents and canceled checks.
On Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a "Shred Day" at the Lincoln County Courthouse parking lot located at 225 West Olive St., in Newport.
Shred Day is a free event open to the public designed to combat identity theft and financial fraud and assist in protecting personal privacy.
Bring your paper documents, files, notebooks, canceled checks, or any other document that contains your personal or sensitive information. Also to be accepted are VHS tapes, backup tapes, CDs, and DVDs that contain personal or sensitive information. The shredding is 100 percent secure and will be conducted by an iSecure truck on site.
There is no limit to the amount of shredding that you may bring; however, once the truck is full, no more items will be accepted.
Shredding is one of the most important things you can do to prevent identity theft. Below are just a few examples of items you should shred and not place in your trash can.
- Expired or unused credit and debit cards
- Credit card statements
- Pre-approved credit card offers and applications
- Checking and savings account statements
- Canceled checks
- Investment account statements
- Pension account statements
- Paycheck stubs
- Phone and utility bills
- Tax returns and statements
- Medical records or bills
- Insurance policy or claim information (auto, health, life)
- Expired identification documents (driver licenses and passports)
For more information, call 541-265-4912.