Are you overwhelmed with papers you would like to get rid of? The Farmers Bank regularly organizes these events for their hometown communities to raise awareness to the ongoing issues of identity theft protection and recycling. Each ton of paper recycled saves 26 trees and is used for future paper products. In past events we’ve recycled several tons of paper and hope to do the same at this event.
The event will be held at The Farmers Bank Office at 9 E. Clinton St., in front of the bank, from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1.
Consumers and small business owners can securely destroy sensitive paper documents quickly, efficiently and free of charge. All documents will be shredded on-site. You don’t need to remove papers from file folders, take out staples or remove paperclips as they can run through the shredder. Participants will be able to watch their documents be destroyed and leave with peace of mind, knowing their personal information will not get into the wrong hands. Once the documents are shredded, they are then recycled.
Any documents or media that display account numbers or social security numbers could lead to identity theft and should be properly shredded. We recommend shredding the following items: financial statements, credit applications, insurance records, physician statements, checks, employment applications, and credit card receipts & solicitations.
The Farmers Bank’s Annual Free Community Shred Days provide a great opportunity for everyone to do three great things at once. You can protect the environment, protect your privacy, and add room to your home by getting rid of all those documents. “At The Farmers Bank we are dedicated to safeguarding your personal information to protect you from identity theft and scams,” said Karen F. Gregerson, President/CEO. “We are pleased to offer these annual events as a tool for both our customers and the community to be proactive in keeping their personal information secure.”
Please DO NOT bring your shred items in plastic bags. There is a maximum limit of 5 boxes/bags of paper per vehicle. The free community shred event will end once the shred truck is full. Also at this event, to properly maintain social distancing, we are asking everyone to remain in their vehicle and bank staff will remove the documents for shredding from the vehicle. For further information about the Free Community Shred Day Event in Frankfort please contact The Farmers Bank at 765-654-8731.
The Farmers Bank is a $750 million asset organization chartered in 1876 with headquarters in Frankfort, IN. The Farmers Bank is locally owned and operated with 10 banking offices located in Central Indiana providing retail, business, investment & trust management services, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Additional information may be found at www.thefarmersbank.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.