Parkway Bank to hold Community Shred Day
September 21, 2009 | 02:25 AM
Identity theft is a growing problem, and one for which Orland Park residents continually need to be on guard. Throwing away whole documents that contain sensitive information leaves people vulnerable to identity thieves, who can turn their discarded information into a financial nightmare.
Combining identity protection and decluttering the home, the new Parkway Bank branch at 14345 S. LaGrange Road is hosting a Shred Day event for the Orland Park community from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will also include a chance to spin a "Wheel of Fortune" to win prizes.
Residents can bring up to five boxes of papers to be shredded, and a shred truck will do the job right in the bank's parking lot.
Suggested items for shredding includes any paperwork that contains personal and financial information, such as credit card bills, old bank statements, and even pre-approved credit applications. Papers that should be kept include tax-related documents (for at least seven years in case of an audit). Recent bank statements, canceled checks and bills, and paycheck stubs should be held for approximately one year.
For more information, call (708) 460-4888.