Part Of Personal Safety Initiative
Ridgewood Savings Bank will be launching its Security Awareness Initiative during June with free document shredding at its main office branch in Ridgewood.
Information will also be provided on other ways to enhance security awareness and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. The program will continue in September with opportunities for document shredding at the Laurelton and Astoria branches.
“As a community-focused bank, we consider it a priority to help prevent fraud and identity theft,” said Peter M. Boger, Ridgewood Savings Bank chairman, president and chief executive officer. “While this program makes it convenient and easy for residents of the communities we serve to shred their personal and confidential documents, which is one crucial component of preventative security, we hope that these events encourage consumers to take proactive security measures on a daily basis.”
The document shredding, which is open to the public, will be available during the following dates/times at these designated Ridgewood Savings Bank branch locations:
– Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ridgewood main office branch, located at 71-02 Forest Ave. (phone 1-718-240-4802);
– Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laurelton branch, located at 230-22 Merrick Blvd. (phone 1-718-276-3500); and
– Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Astoria branch, located at 43-14 Ditmars Blvd.
Documents can be brought to the bank branch on the day of the event at the noted times (reservations not required); there is a two carton per household limit. USA Shred will shred the documents, compliments of Ridgewood Savings Bank.
In addition to offering this community service, Ridgewood Savings Bank will be providing a “Protect Privacy” booklet at its branch locations. The booklet includes various important security tips that can help people avoid fraud and gain peace of mind.