ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Identity theft continues to be a huge crime problem across the United States.
Secret Service agents say one good way to protect yourself is to shred your financial paperwork. Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful will be hosting a free shredding event to help in the fight against identity theft.
Bring your documents to the Albany Civic Center back parking lot where River Mill Data Management will shred them. The Albany resident agent of the Secret Service says it's a smart move to protect yourself.
"You hear a lot about identity theft by the cyber criminals, but you still also see people doing the dumpster diving, which was I know a way of getting your information and using that to commit financial crimes," said Secret Service Agent Clint Bush.
The Free Shredding event will be on Saturday, January 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. behind the Civic Center.