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Safely Dispose of Sensitive Documents During Free Shred Event

Safely Dispose of Sensitive Documents During Free Shred Event

First Security to host free shredding of confidential records during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

From finally building that backyard patio, to cleaning the gutters, a lot of to-do lists were completed over the past few months thanks to imposed isolation caused by COVID-19. There was time to sort paper clutter, which might include sensitive documents. First Security is helping dispose of those documents safely, securely, confidentially, and complimentary by holding a free shred event beginning October 6th and culminating in a shred truck event in Charles City and Hampton on October 10th.

“October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so we’re automatically thinking about being vigilant with our personal information,” said Matt Bradley, First Security Marketing Manager. “We realized many have been doing a lot of organization work these past few months, and so we thought it’d be a perfect time to offer this service.”

From October 6th through October 9th, secure shred bins will be posted at these First Security Branches during lobby hours:

  • Dumont, Manly, Nora Springs, Riceville, Rockford, Rockwell, Thornton

Customers and non-customers alike can drop sensitive documents in the bin, and the respected company, Shred-It, will collect the bins at the end of the week for secure destruction. Those who would rather get the satisfaction of watching their documents be destroyed immediately can visit the Shred-It trucks during their planned 10am – 12pm visits to these locations:

  • Charles City, Hampton

Shredding and secure disposal of sensitive information is one important step in fighting identity theft. It’s also environmentally friendly, and for certain businesses, it’s the law. First Security is proud to offer this event again this year as part of the bank’s overall efforts to keep customer information safe and secure. Other steps include offering a secure mobile banking app and online banking resources, chip-based debit cards, and free access to CyberScout® identity management services and access to FraudScout® identity monitoring for $6 / month.

For more on First Security’s fraud fighting efforts, visit

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