Citizens First Bank will provide free personal document shredding Saturday.

The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at Citizens First Bank’s main office, 1442 Lincoln Way.

“Identity theft and fraud are constant challenges, so we plan to maintain this as an ongoing service,” Citizens First Bank Marketing Director Paula Mayer said. “We are helping consumers learn how to protect themselves, and at the same time, helping them get rid of any documents containing personal information. Participants will be able to watch their sensitive documents being shredded on the spot.”

Mayer said anything that may contain personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, address, date of birth or passwords should be shredded to avoid personal issues such as identity theft or fraud.

Types of items that should be shredded include: cancelled checks, check registers, bank statements or receipts, loan documents, mortgage documents, brokerage statements, school records, credit card, mortgage and finance solicitations, credit card statements, contracts, personal business papers, and credit applications.

This service is intended for individuals, and not businesses.

Citizens First Bank has offered this service for the past seven years.

Citizens First Bank also has branches at 1329 N. Second St., and 403 S. Washington Blvd. in Camanche.

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