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Melrose Bank Invites the Community to a "Shredding Party"

April 30, 2007

Help Protect Your Identity

Melrose, MA – Melrose Bank is hosting a community shredding party on Saturday, May 12, 2007 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, in the bank office parking lot at 638 Main Street. “Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation,” stated Jim Oosterman, vice president of the bank. “We want to encourage people in our community to protect their identity in every way possible.” Everyone is invited to bring old bills, account statements, expired charge cards, and paperwork with them, anything that can leave them open to identity theft.

As part of the bank’s commitment to supporting the Melrose community, this service is being offered at no charge. Each person may bring up to the equivalent of two grocery size paper bags, to be shredded. It is best to check with your accountant to know which documents to keep and which to shred. All shredding is confidential. Brinks Document Destruction is providing a secure mobile shredding unit, with trained uniformed security personnel to do the shredding. The state of the art shredding unit has the capability to shred more than 3,000 pounds per hour. Cardboard boxes, hard drives and other computer parts will not be accepted. 

Founded in 1890, Melrose Bank is an independent, mutually owned community bank dedicated to providing financial resources and support for the community it serves in Melrose. Products and services include full-service banking, residential mortgages, consumer loans, retirement plans and investment services. Deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Share Insurance Fund. Melrose Bank can be contacted at (781) 665- 2500 or online at

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