Personal identity protected at Shred Day
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Trashbags, boxes, and trunk loads full of confidential documents were unloaded at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet on Saturday to meet their fate with a giant shredder. From bank statements and medical records, to cd's and hard drives, people brought just about everything. And it was all shredded. Brian Bost, a Cintas Sales Rep said, "We know the fastest growing crime in America is identity theft so basically with that on the rise, we're trying to minimize the risk and exposure." Everybody seemed pretty happy to get rid of their old documents. The event gave people the opportunity to clean out storage space, help the environment, and protect their identity. Suzanne Vannote of Wilmington said, "It's really important that we're not just putting things that people could steal our identity in the garbage can. I think it's important that we just shred it and get rid of it and have some kind of piece of mind that we've gotten rid of that information." Dumpster diving is an easy way people can steal your identity. That's why it's important to shred confidential documents, and you're helping the environment too. More than ten thousand pounds of paper was collected and shredded today. One hundred percent of the shredded material is going to be recycled.

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