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DERRY — In addition to other services, including mailboxes and packing and shipping, the Derry UPS Store in the Hannaford Plaza now offers customers in-store shredding services to further promote identity protection.
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that nearly 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year, and rummaging through trash is one of the common ways identity thieves victimize consumers.
The UPS Store encourages customers to shred documents containing personal information to protect themselves against identity theft and fraud. To help customers do this, the Derry store offers its customers the ability to dispose of documents containing personal information using its convenient shredding services.
“Securely destroying documents is a critical step in preventing identity theft,” said store franchisee Alex Williams. “Recognizing that there is a need for this type of service, we added a secure shredding container at our location. Customers can drop their sensitive documents into the container and our secured shredding service provider Iron Mountain will pick up these documents and shred them at its secure shredding facility or in our parking lot using one of its patented mobile shredding trucks.”
The FTC encourages consumers to shred charge receipts, copies of credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks and bank statements, expired charge cards that you’re discarding and credit offers you get in the mail.
For additional information on consumer protection against identity theft and fraud, visit ftc.gov.
The UPS Store is located at 35 Manchester Road and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, visittheupsstore.com or call 434-9899.