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Sun May 26, 2019, 12:49 PM

Do I need to have my dad's documents shredded?

He died a year ago and left tons of documents for me to dispose of. They're mainly old tax returns, stock reports, paperwork for various loans, etc. Should I pay to have them shredded or could I just leave them out for the trash pickup?

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Reply Do I need to have my dad's documents shredded? (Original post)
bif May 2019 OP
MicaelS May 2019 #1
SouthernIrish May 2019 #2
CDerekGo May 2019 #3
RKP5637 May 2019 #4
BunnyMcGee May 2019 #5
sprinkleeninow May 2019 #6
sinkingfeeling May 2019 #7
bif May 2019 #8
sarge43 May 2019 #9
quickesst May 2019 #10
Brother Buzz May 2019 #11
lastlib May 2019 #12
Brother Buzz May 2019 #13
lastlib May 2019 #14
Brother Buzz May 2019 #15
bif May 2019 #16

Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:53 PM

1. Definitely shred them.

Otherwise someone could steal his identity, and cause a big mess for you.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:54 PM

2. Shred them

Stolen identity criminals sometimes use deceased person's social security numbers. May save you a huge headache.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:54 PM

3. No to trash pickup

and for what you'd pay for shred, do you have time to buy good paper shredder and do yourself? Even with your Father being deceased, the possibilities are too great to leave anything in trash. Me, if you didn't want to shred, maybe burn?

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:03 PM

4. Shred them. n/t

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:18 PM

5. documents

Yes, shred. Criminals use whatever they find, and the more interconnected the info, the more it convinces others of sincerity.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:20 PM

6. Shred! eom

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:20 PM

7. Yes. I shredded over 300 pounds of documents after

my sister died.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:31 PM

8. Looks like it's unanimous. I'll shred it all!

Bot my wife and daughter can shred a small amount of documents at a time at their respective workplaces. So it may take a while, but it'll get done.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:34 PM

9. Keep the tax returns for the past five years, just in case. Then, shred one every year.

Are the loans paid, shred. The rest, shred.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:30 PM

10. I just Googled....

.... " cheap paper shredder." They are everywhere for around $10.99 to $25. Might come in handy for later use also. No middle person, and no toting paperwork around.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:49 PM

11. My bank offers a courtesy document shredding service

Make some inquires and see if your bank does the same.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:44 PM

12. I think Office Depot offers a paper-shredding service. May be pricey, tho....

Haven't checked.

Other office supply/service stores may do likewise.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #12)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:52 PM

13. My bank's service is free

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #13)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:31 PM

14. Is your bank near OP's house?

(asking for a friend......)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #14)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:07 PM

15. I haven't a clue, but I'd be happy to make the calls....

Like I was suggesting upthread.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:28 PM

16. I'll check on Tuesday. Thanks.

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