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Don't just toss it, Shred it

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – There's an easy way to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, don't just throw away important documents with important account numbers and other identifying features.

Shredding sensitive papers is one of the best ways to properly dispose of those documents and protect yourself from identity theft. That's why tomorrow, Heritage Bank, WALB and ShredEx are holding a free Shred-A-thon in the parking lot of Heritage Bank. Anyone is able to use the service without charge.

Mary Beth Hobby said, "The worst thing that you could ever do is throw out your bank statements, your bills, into your regular trash can because people go through your trash. They're looking for cans, but they find something else that's worth a lot more money and that's your identity."

You can bring your documents to HeritageBank on Westover Boulevard between nine and noon Saturday.

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