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Your Security: Documents You Should Shred

Dec 07, 2016
Shredding documents to protect yourself.
Shredding documents that include your personal information is a great way to protect yourself against identity theft.

While there are some paper documents you should securely store forever–birth certificates, social security cards, wills, marriage or divorce decrees, citizen papers, adoption papers, death certificates, and tax returns–there are others that should be shredded.

“We recommend you shred anything that includes your personal information before you throw it away,” says Mishel Kaufman, senior vice president of risk management at RCU. “It’s a good idea to buy a home shredder so you can get in the habit of easily and quickly shredding your sensitive information before you dispose of it.”

Not sure how long to keep documents? Here are some helpful guidelines on when to shred. And watch our website for news about our free community Shred-a-Thon events in the summer and fall.

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