First Dakota Shred Day set for April 25

Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. It is ranked as one of the top consumer concerns for the past several years. First Dakota National Bank wants to help by giving you the opportunity to shred any personal information free of charge.

Bring your paper documents containing personal identifiers to First Dakota National Bank, 111 Court Street in Vermillion on April 25, between 12:30-1:30 p.m. A representative from First Dakota will be on hand to assist you.

Remember, when you throw something in the trash, it is available to anyone willing to overlook the disgusting smells and textures of your trash. So a good rule of thumb to follow is anything that has a signature, account number, social security number or medical and legal information should be shredded.

Here are a few more suggestions: address labels from junk mail and magazines, ATM receipts, bank statements, copies of birth certificates, canceled and voided checks, credit card bills, investment documents, employee pay stubs, employment records, college IDs, pre-approved credit card applications, receipts with checking account numbers, report cards, resume's, tax forms, used airline tickets and utility bills.

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