Contact: Amy Frantti, Public Relations
(612) 303-0733, [email protected]
WAUNAKEE, Wis. (May 15, 2014) – U.S. Bank in Waunakee, Wis., is offering free document secure shredding services for its customers and all Village residents. People are invited to the shredding event which takes place from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 at the U.S. Bank drive-up located at 200 S. Century Ave. In addition, U.S. Bank will collect donated canned food from customers and residents who would like to assist the Waunakee Food Pantry.
“Shredding documents is one effective way to help prevent identity theft. People are invited to bring a maximum of four boxes of paper medical, insurance and business records, cancelled checks, bank statements and personal confidential records for shredding,” said Jeffrey Butts, branch manager for
U.S. Bank in Waunakee. “Recall Mobile Shredding will be on-site, and people are welcome to watch their items being shredded.”
All shredded material will be recycled.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the fastest growing crime in America today is identity theft. Nearly 25 million Americans fall victim to fraud and identity theft annually, with the financial toll near $50 billion. The best way for consumers to protect themselves from identity theft is to learn about it and take precautions.
Customers who visit a U.S. Bank branch can ask for information on identity theft protection. Anyone can go online and visit U.S. Bank’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/usbank and watch ‘TMI: Tami’s Adventures in Online and Personal Security,’ a series of one minute videos featuring Tami, who shows viewers what NOT to do when trying to protect their identity.
To learn more about U.S. Bank’s latest efforts with online security and fraud prevention, visit www.usbank.com/security.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $371 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,083 banking offices in 25 states and 4,878 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.