Oswego Shredding Event
Prevent identity theft. Shred old documents.
Oswego Police Department and First National Bank partner to offer paper shredding.
To help prevent identity theft, the Oswego Police Department is partnering up with First National Bank of Oswego to offer a free shredding service to the community on Saturday, May 18.
Charge receipts, copies of credit card applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, bank statements, or expired charge cards and credit offers you get in the mail are all examples of important personal documents that should be shredded when they are no longer needed.
This shred event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at First National Bank, 6601 Route 34. You may bring up to three large file boxes full of papers to be shredded.
About identity theft
Identity theft is a serious crime. Victims can spend countless hours and money cleaning up the mess thieves have made of their good name and credit record. Vigilance in protecting personal information is crucial.
How Identity Theft Occurs:
• Your personal information is stolen from businesses or other institutions.
• Your personal information is taken from your mailbox or your trash.
• Personal information is captured using “skimming” devices.
• On-line “phishing” scams.
While you cannot fully prevent identity theft you can certainly minimize the possibility of becoming a victim. By managing your personal information wisely, cautiously, and with an awareness of the issue, you can help guard against identity theft.
For further information regarding identity theft, visit the Oswego Police Department's Identity Theft page. There, you can also download an Identity Theft Victim Assistance Kit to learn more about what to do when identity theft occurs.