Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain are teaming up to host the second annual “Shred Day Bay Area,” a free, one-day event allowing consumers and business owners to securely shred sensitive paper documents.
The “live shredding” site, where guests will be able to view documents being destroyed onsite, will be open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the HP Pavilion Parking Lot C, at the Julian Street Entrance. The first 500 people in attendance will receive a Sharks Territory poster.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. with more than nine million victims each year. Shredding personal documents is one of the best ways to ensure sensitive information doesn’t make it into the hands of an identity thief or “dumpster diver.”
What should be shredded?
- You should shred any document that has a piece of your personal information on it. This includes your name, address, phone numbers, date of birth, Social Security number, account numbers, PINs (personal identification numbers) and/or passwords.
- Documents that you should consider shredding include: financial records, bank statements, old bills, credit card statements and even medical records – anything that may contain a piece of your personal information.
- Depending on the type of document, the timeframe to keep records may differ. You should always consult with your tax or legal advisor to determine the appropriate time to keep a document.
Consumers can watch their paper documents be shredded on the spot. All shredded materials will be recycled. Only paper documents will be allowed. Up to four boxes or bags of paper documents per vehicle will be allowed. All paper documents collected at Shred Day Bay Area will be recycled by Iron Mountain.
Comerica Bank, founded 161 years ago, is a subsidiary of Comerica Inc., based in Dallas. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. Comerica Bank has confidence in the economy and the future of the Bay Area, and has backed up that confidence out of 13 banking centers in the region. The bank’s Western Market regional headquarters is in downtown San Jose, and offices in seven Bay Area counties provide a full range of financial services. Comerica Bank’s middle market group in San Jose specializes in serving manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers, especially those that are privately owned and/or owner-managed. The Technology & Life Sciences group, with its national headquarters in Palo Alto, serves technology, biotech and venture-backed companies. Wealth & Institutional Management, Treasury Management, Commercial Real Estate and Business Banking groups serve customers throughout the Bay Area.