It’s not just Tax Day — it’s ‘Shred Day’

Dispose of old documents safely at Fidelity Bank event April 15

By Ralph Hardin ralphhardin@gmail.com

April 15 is a day dreaded by many Americans — it’s Tax Day. But this year, many financial institutions around the country are also holding “Shred Day” events. “More than 19.5 million Americans were the victims of identity theft in 2015 according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics,” said Bill Pearson, a corporate communications officer with Navy Federal Credit Union. Pearson said that Shred Day offers the opportunity to safely dispose of important documents as a way to help prevent sensitive information from getting into the wrong hands. He said having seen an increase in attendee participation over the years, Navy Federal expects well over 50 tons of paper and documents to be processed during the event through their 2016 Shred Day. Locally, Fidelity National Bank will be hosting a free, open-to-the-public Shred Day event. Area residents can bring their old paperwork (five box limit, no plastic or other hard materials) to the Fidelity Mid-Continent branch in West Memphis, Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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