St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union's 'Shred Day' Saturday in Ogdensburg
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:37 am

OGDENSBURG -- St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has set its first Community Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13 at the 800 Commerce Park location.

“With ID theft on the rise in America, we wanted to create a safe way for our community to dispose of their personal documents like invoices, tax returns, paycheck stubs and the like,” said CEO Todd Mashaw. “We invite the Ogdensburg community to take advantage of this safe, method to guard against identity theft.”

Shred-It provides secure and efficient confidential information destruction on-site with their mobile shredding truck. Ogdensburg residents are asked to bring their important documents to the credit union during the event. No 3-ring binders or hanging files are allowed. Containers will be returned to those taking advantage of this free service.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, an estimated 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity theft occurs when someone uses personally identifying information, like name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Shredding personal documents is one of the best ways to combat ID fraud, the FTC says.

More info: 393-3530.

The SLFCU has two locations in Ogdensburg and one in Canton