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First National Bank holding community Shred Day on Sept. 7

Shred Day at First National Bank

posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Community

CRESTON – Last year, identity theft crimes in the United States reached an all-time high with the USA Today reporting that 1 in 16 Americans (6.25%) were victimized. 

Those crimes have not slowed down in 2017. That said, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to securely destroy sensitive documents like old tax returns, bank statements and cancelled checks. Next week, First National Bank is giving you that opportunity by hosting a community Shred Day from 11 a.m to  1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at their main bank location (101 W. Adams St.) in Creston.

“This is a free event to the public,” said Julie Lanning, cashier and vice Julie Lanning mugpresident at First National Bank. “You don’t have to be a customer of ours to attend. As bankers, we want the public to be mindful of how they dispose of unwanted documents that could otherwise fall into the wrong hands. There has never been a better time to be diligent in protecting your identity and credit.”

For this event, First National Bank has partnered with Info Dog Security (IDS). All documents will be shred on site that day and IDS will have an external video monitor on their truck so the public can view their documents being shredded.  The public is invited to bring up to three boxes to be shred free of charge. No business dumping, please.

This event will continue rain or shine. For questions or further information, please contact Kyle Wilson at First National Bank by calling 641-782-2195. 

First National Bank in Creston and Afton is a full service community bank locally owned that specializes in commercial, ag and personal banking. First National Bank has offices in Creston and Afton with assets of $241 million. Member FDIC.

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