Annual Shredding Day coming soon

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Next weekend BYOB means bring your own box at H&R Block. Their annual Shredding Day, running from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28, is an opportunity for businesses and private individuals to have their confidential documents shred for free by Iron Mountain Shredding.

Office Manager Alicia Sullivan is hoping people will come out and take advantage of the free shredding and privacy information sessions being offered throughout the day.

“I would encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity to get rid of old documents free of charge in a safe and protect way in order to prevent identity theft and limit the risk of fraud on themselves,” Sullivan said in an e-mail interview with MorinvilleNews.com. “There are more and more cases of people taking advantage of people that are just throwing the documents in the garbage can or leav[ing] personal information lying around.

The only condition to having documents shredded for free is participants must take one of the privacy sessions. The sessions run throughout the day and take approximately 15 minutes. They will inform people on a number of important privacy items, including how to prevent fraud, how to keep your identity safe, what documents people should be shredding, how long certain personal information such as tax returns should be kept, the importance of shredding documents, and events that have been happening involving identity theft.

Sullivan said the event is in conjunction with their annual open house. Coffee and snacks will be available as well as an opportunity to win one of three gift bags. Draw prizes include – appropriately enough – a shredder.

The event takes place at H&R Block, located at 10006 103 St. Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time to hit an information session convenient to their time schedule. Those interested in participating can call 780-939-5571 or e-mail mbc.morinville@telus.net.

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