How to Get Organized Before Sunmark's Shred Day
Some of the easiest targets for identity thieves are home trash bins. When you put a piece of paper in the trash it can be difficult to know what happens to it. It is likely that your trash passes through several stages on its way to a landfill and every step that occurs once the trash leaves your control, has risk that someone will find personal information they can use to cause you harm. One way to safeguard personal information is to shred it before it goes into the trash.
Join us Saturday, October 19, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, for our document shredding day at our Latham branch located at 1187 Troy Schenectady Road. This is a great opportunity to safely destroy any personal information at no cost to you.
The Colonie Police Department will also join us to provide Halloween safety tips for children.
The Albany County Sheriff will also join us with Operation Safe Child. Operation Safe Child was created by the governor’s office to raise awareness about child safety. Using digital fingerprint technology and high-resolution photography, officers produce a FREE Safe Child identification card. Each card contains the child’s name, photograph, fingerprint images and biographical information (gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color and specific identifying characteristics).
What should you shred?
Tax information & returns
Investment records & statements
Bank statements & canceled checks
The next question, how do I organize all that stuff! Eileen Roth, author of "Organizing for Dummies," recommends these quick checklists to get organized.
Use W-A-S-T-E to decide whether something's worth keeping:
Use R-E-M-O-V-E to clear off your desk: