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Lifestyles

Heartland Bank will host Community Shred Day

PRINCETON — Heartland Bank and Trust Company will host a Community Shred Day from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

Heartland Bank is offering this shred service free of charge and with the cooperation of the Princeton Public Library, in the library’s parking lot at 698 E. Peru St. in Princeton. 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.

For more information on how to prevent or report identity theft, visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft. For more information on Heartland Bank Shred Days, visit www.hbtbank.com.

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