Coquitlam and PoCo residents and business owners concerned about identity theft and fraud can shred their personal documents on Saturday, Nov. 2 while supporting a good cause. As part of Crime Prevention Week from Nov. 1 to 7, volunteers with the Coquitlam RCMP are hosting a Shred It & Forget It event on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Burlington Street in Coquitlam (behind the main RCMP detachment near City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way).
The fee for shredding is non-perishable food or unwrapped toys for SHARE Family & Community Services, which operates a yearround food bank and Christmas toy program in the Tri-Cities.
Wondering what to shred? Here are some tips for retaining common records: Keep until on statement: ATM slips, debit/credit card receipts Keep for one year, unless needed for taxes: utility bills, bank/credit card statements Keep until on annual statement: pay stubs, monthly mortgage statements/investment reports Keep for six years: annual mortgage statements, income tax returns (with supporting documents) Keep for the term of the policy: auto/home insurance policies, warranties Keep indefinitely: birth/death certificates, custody/divorce agreements, immigration/citizenship documents, marriage licences, will/power of attorney documents
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