AG announces upcoming annual community shred days

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the attorney general's office

Attorney General Jim Hood is pleased to announce the upcoming 8th annual Community Shred Days on March 7-8, 2014, in a continuing effort to promote consumer protection and awareness of identity theft and in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week.

This project is a service provided free of charge to Mississippians at six locations around the state thanks to a partnership with Cintas, BancorpSouth and Magnolia Data Solutions.  Other primary sponsors include the Secretary of State's Office, CredAbility, Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Mississippi State University Extension Service.  Citizens are invited to bring up to five bags of sensitive documents to be shredded.  Additionally, Magnolia Data will destroy computers and electronics (glass prohibited) at the Jackson location only.  Vouchers will be available at all other shred locations good for up to one year for a one time disposal free of charge at Magnolia Data Solutions.

"It is vitally important to destroy documents that contain any information that would make it easy for a criminal to steal your identity such as social security numbers, account numbers and pin numbers," said Attorney General Hood.  "We are committed to protecting Mississippians by continuing to prevent identity theft before it occurs."

Here is a complete list of statewide Community Shred Days:

Friday, March 7th

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 8th

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Home Depot

6325 I-55 North

Jackson, MS 39213

Wal-Mart Supercenter

2400 Hwy 19 North

Meridian, MS 39305

Wal-Mart Supercenter

3929 North Gloster Street

Tupelo, MS 38804

The Home Depot

50 Halls Ferry Park Road

Vicksburg, MS 39180



3101 Hardy Street

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Wal-Mart Supercenter

3615 Sangani Blvd.

D'Iberville, MS 39540

Additional sponsors include The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, the Leadership Council on Aging and the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services.  This is the 8th year the event has been held.