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Hattiesburg bank hosts Community Shred Day

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Bancorp South hosted a Community Shred Day on Saturday.

Thanks to the bank along with ShredIt, the Secretary of State's Office, and the Better Business Bureau, dozens of residents were able to dispose of their personal and private unwanted documents.

Bags and boxes full of important information were shredded in no time, and while the bank on Hardy St. is closed on Saturdays, they decided to host the event not only to help residents finally get rid of those old bills and documents, but also to avoid identity theft.

"The best thing that we can suggest to get rid of those documents is to make sure that they are shredding the documents, said Bancorp South Vice President, Pam Peterman. "Telephone bills, credit card bills have numbers on them, bank statements have account numbers on them, and if those documents are just dumped in the trash then people can get a hold of those numbers, and you know, steal their identity."

The free Community Shred Day was also held in D'Iberville, Meridian, Jackson, Tupelo, and Vicksburg.

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