July 19, 2023

BayCoast Insurance Hosts Free Community Shred Day On Saturday, May 6, 2023

Identity theft is a growing problem, not just across the nation and around the world, but right in your own neighborhood. Anyone can become a victim, and learning how to protect yourself is critical. Having your sensitive documents professionally destroyed is just one simple way you can help ensure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

That’s why BayCoast Insurance, one of the region’s leading independent insurance agencies, held an important event designed to help residents living on the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island protect themselves from this damaging crime.

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the public was invited to participate in a free Community Shred Day held at the main office of BayCoast Insurance, located at 560 Wilbur Avenue (Route 103) in Swansea, Massachusetts. BayCoast’s Community Shred Day event offered residents the opportunity to bring up to two boxes of private documents to be immediately destroyed by an on-site, professionally staffed shred truck.

Having common household documents properly destroyed may help you from becoming a victim of identity theft. Documents to consider shredding may include tax records, old bills and bank statements, credit card statements, and canceled checks.

“Having your private information professionally shredded may help give you peace of mind,” said Patrick D. Long, President and CEO of BayCoast Insurance. “The financial risk of having your identity stolen is just too great. Identity theft may not only damage your credit status but cost you time and money to restore your good name,” adds Long.

If you have sensitive documents, don’t throw them away. Experts say you should consider shredding them professionally instead. Be sure to join BayCoast Insurance as we plan another Community Shred Day event for the spring of 2024!

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