BLOOMINGTON, IL—Heartland Bank and Trust Company will host a Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Heartland Bank is offering this shred service free of charge at its 405 N. Hershey Rd. office in Bloomington.
Local residents and businesses are invited to bring personal documents for secure, onsite shredding. COPS, a service provider of document storage and disposal, will have its mobile shred unit on hand to destroy documents onsite. People will be able to watch their documents being shredded through the unit’s observation window. Items with staples and paperclips can also be shredded.
Properly disposing of personal documents is one way for people to protect themselves from identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission recommends shredding sensitive documents such as charge receipts, old utility bills, copies of credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, unused checks, bank statements, and expired charge cards.
Heartland Bank and Trust Company is an independently owned community bank with assets of $3 billion. Headquartered in Bloomington, IL, the bank has offices in communities throughout Illinois. The bank offers a complete line of financial services to commercial and retail customers. More information is available on the bank’s website at www.hbtbank.com.
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