Free paper shredding event set for April 9

TROY — Do you want to safely dispose of sensitive papers such as bank statements; credit cards and application forms; pay stubs; old bills; tax documents; medical records; or other documents that might make you a victim of identity fraud? Private information isn’t limited to bank statements and business contracts. Printed confidential materials are produced daily in every business and home and by every person — from medical records to strategic planning documents.

Minster Bank and Shred-it are sponsoring a free Community Shred Day from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 9 (or until the truck is full) to safely dispose of these sensitive materials. The event will be held at the Troy office of Minster Bank, 1280 Experiment Farm Road, Troy.

Community Shred Day is free and up to five bags of paper will be accepted. Binders, staples and paper clips do not have to be removed. When papers are dropped off at site, you do not have to leave your car, Shred-it staff will remove the papers and shred them while you watch. The paper is then recycled.

As the fastest-growing form of fraud, identity theft and corporate espionage threatens to destroy personal credit ratings as well as a person’s reputation and security. Governments and regulators around the world continue to develop legislation to help protect individuals and businesses. Prevention is the best solution-once the documents are shredded; they cannot be reassembled.

For more information, contact Minster Bank at 339-9388 or 866-MINSTER.

Minster Bank, a local community bank, and a subsidiary of Minster Financial Corp, is headquartered in Minster, Ohio, and has offices located in Minster, New Bremen, St. Marys, Sidney, Vandalia (Loan Production Office), Troy and Wapakoneta.

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