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Shred-a-thon highlights importance of paper shredding

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of people were at Heritage Bank to shred some old documents today. It's all part of the shred-a-thon. Crews shredded personal documents for folks at no cost.

People brought in old tax returns, bank statements, and other papers. Organizers said it's important to shred these documents, and not just throw them away.

"All of that information they then piece together to steal your identity. So even though we hear a lot about data breaches and electronic fraud, dumpster diving, paper, is still a primary source of losing your information and your identity," said Marketing Manager Heather Nichols.

They hold the event every year in April.

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