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Protecting digital information by shredding

Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 7:01 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -On May 14, Nebraskaland National Bank hosted their annual Community Shred Day. The shredding services were extended to the public. People shredded their unwanted mail, old bills, banking statements, credit card offers and more.

“Two years ago, we shredded two tons of paper, so obviously there’s a need,” said Kim Schroll NebraskaLand Bank Chief Operating Officer. “It allows us to talk about why we shred paper, which is to protect information.”

Internet scams and other fraudulent behavior can leave people’s information vulnerable. Preventative measures against identity theft include shredding bank statements with personal information.

During Community Shred Day, volunteers from NebraskaLand bank partner with the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Memorial Board to help unload shredded materials.

“We all have the same goal in mind. Protecting information and our customers’ identity,” said Schroll.

Although shredding services were no charge, a free-will donation was encouraged. The funds from the donation are going to benefit the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Memorial. Nebraskaland National Bank is matching all funds up to $500.

“It is all about honoring the eleven officers in Lincoln County who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community,” said Kenneth Persinger Special Agent Union Pacific Railroad Police. “This is just a way for us to give back to those officers, their families disallows the community.”

Every other Monday, NebraskaLand Bank hosts a podcast focusing on various community-related events and topics. Tune in via https://nebraskalandbank.com/podcast.

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