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News 13 and Shred It Help Dispose of Personal Documents

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Most of us are aware of the dangers of identity theft. Each year it cost Americans billions of dollars.

That's why News 13 teamed up with Shred It to help the community dispose of personal documents.

The event helps keep printed information, such as social security numbers, credit card information, or medical records from falling into the wrong hands.

Shred It had three trucks stationed at the Bay Used Car Super Center where citizens could bring their papers and watch them be shred into tiny pieces.

Also on hand, were members of the News 13 team to help unload.

Wes Pittman, with the Wes Pittman Law Firm, was one of the sponsors and says this is one of the safest ways to get rid of that unneeded information.

"Some lady came through and had papers back to 1989, and she said what a relief it is to get rid of this stuff in the first place, and secondly, it is so good that I don't have to worry about privacy concerns, identity theft anymore," said Pittman.

If you missed Saturday's event, Pittman says it's best to take your papers to a professional shredder or save them in a safe place and bring them to next's year shred it event.