Protect Your Identity with Free Shred-a-Thons Planned Statewide This Spring

Protect Your Identity with Free Shred-a-Thons Planned Statewide This Spring
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April 18, 2014

North Carolina consumers can safely dispose of documents containing personal information at one of 20 shred-a-thon events being held across the state this spring.

"Just throwing old documents that may contain personal information in the trash puts you at risk of identity theft," said North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. "Shredding old documents at one of these free shred-a-thons will help keep you safe from identity thieves."

Consumers can help protect themselves from identity theft by bringing pre-approved credit card offers, old bills, out-of-date account statements and other documents that include personal information to any of the free shred-a-thons.

Between now and the end of May, at least 20 free shredding events are planned across North Carolina, including seven on Saturday, April 12, and nine planned between April 24 and April 26. Shred-a-thon events are currently scheduled for Apex, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Fletcher, Goldsboro, Halifax, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Lillington, Lincolnton, Marion, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Roxboro, Statesville and Tarboro.

For specific dates, times, locations and other details about the shred-a-thons, see the complete list of events at www.ncdoj.gov.