TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A local financial institution helped Topekans curb identity theft with free community shredding Tuesday. Cars lined up at Garfield Park, where Capitol Federal hosted on of its annual Shred Day events.
CapFed says simply tearing up your personal documents and throwing them in the trash is not always enough to protect your information. Trash on the curb is the perfect opportunity for thieves on the prowl.
“Identity theft is a problem,” said Tom Hagen with Capitol Federal. “You don’t want information to fall into the wrong hands. You also don’t need to keep documents for as long as you’re keeping them.”
Capitol will host another shred day this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Emporia branch. You can bring up to two bags or boxes of paper documents at no cost.