Bank of Canton Holds Shred Day to Help Protect Customer Info
The Bank of Canton recently held a shred day to protect customers from identity theft.
Bank of Canton recently held its first “Shred Day” in an effort to protect its customers from becoming victims of identity theft. Customers brought sensitive materials for property disposal.
As an invaluable perk, bank customers were invited to bring their sensitive material to the Canton and Randolph branches to be shredded on the premises free of charge. Shredding services were provided by Shred King Corp. of Holbrook, which is AAA-certified by the National Association for Information Destruction.
“Identity theft is growing crime that has ruined numerous lives,” said Stephen P. Costello, Bank of Canton President and CEO. “Our Shred Day was an additional service intended to make it easy for our customers to safely dispose of personal information that can cause serious repercussions if allowed to fall into the wrong hands.”
Costello added that hosting “Shred Day” is one of the strategies Bank of Canton is using to educate and aid customers in protecting their confidential information. Prior to “Shred Day,” Bank of Canton has taken various measures to communicate the seriousness of this type of threat, including hosting an Information Security Seminar for local businesses to learn about protecting their customer information, as well as offering tips on different scams on the Security page of the Bank of Canton website.
Bank of Canton has branches in Brookline, Canton, Quincy, and Randolph, and Mortgage Centers in Auburn, Marshfield and Waltham, and lends throughout Massachusetts. Established in 1835, Bank of Canton is a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank that offers its consumer, business and government banking customers access to a full array of deposit, loan, investment and convenience service options. All deposits at Bank of Canton are insured in full with at least $250,000 insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and all deposits above that amount insured by the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). The Bank has no stockholders and profits are paid back to the consumer in the form of better interest rates, personal service and a vast array of financial products and services. For more information, visit: www.ibankcanton.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.
-Press release contributed by Bank of Canton.