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First National Bank holding community Shred Day Sept. 28

posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 in Community

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CRESTON – Last year, identity theft crimes in the United States remained high with Javelin Research reporting that about 1 in 17 Americans (5.66%) were victimized. 

And, those crimes are not expected to slow down in 2019. 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.

First National Bank will give you that opportunity when they host a community Shred Day from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at their consumer bank location at the corner of highways 34 and 25 (801 W. Taylor 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 Shred-It Stericycle Solutions. All documents will be shred on-site that day and Shred-It 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 of documents to shred free of charge. No business dumping, please. Also, the bank will not be accepting eWaste  like last year, such as unwanted computers, laptops, cell phones and fax machines as our new partner does not currently offer this service.  

This event will continue rain or shine. For questions or further information, please contact Kyle Wilson at First National Bank by calling 641-782-3417. 

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 $245 million. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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