By NEMS Daily Journal
The “Shred Days” event, used to promote consumer awareness about identity theft, was held in four locations last weekend.
This year, 696 consumers across the state protected their identity by shredding more than 41,400 lbs of personal documents for free.
Volunteers in Tupelo shredded about 5,500 pounds of paper from about 115 consumers. The Jackson location had the largest turnout of all four locations with about 390 consumers. Volunteers shredded the largest amount of paper with about 27,400 lbs.
Hattiesburg had a larger turn out this year with 92 consumers and shred about 3,800 lbs of paper. D’Iberville had a total of 99 consumers and shred about 4,700 lbs of paper.