Thieves are extremely resourceful and can utilize even the smallest fragment of personal information to steal your identity, which can lead to an invasion of privacy, unwanted open lines of credit, depletion of funds, damage to your credit scores, and even false impersonation.   

The first step to personal security starts with you.  Protect personal information by shredding any items that contain personal identifiers such as your name, address, phone number, social security number, medical records, or bank account information to prevent a lifetime of trying to recover and repair your identity.

What Should I Shred?

  • ATM receipts                                                    
  • Bank statements                                                    
  • Birth certificate copies                                           
  • Canceled and voided checks                                  
  • Credit card bills                                                     
  • Credit reports                                                        
  • Driver’s licenses (expired)                                      
  • Employment records                                              
  • Expired passports and visas                                  
  • Investments account #s                                         
  • Investment transactions                                        
  • Items with a signature
  • Legal documents
  • Luggage tags
  • Medical and dental records
  • Papers with a Social Security number
  • Passwords or PIN numbers
  • Pay stubs
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Receipts with checking account numbers, credit card numbers or any other identifying information
  • Tax forms
  • Transcripts
  • Travel itineraries
  • Used airline tickets
  • Utility bills