Community shred days rescheduled

Community shred days rescheduled

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

The Community Shred Day, hosted by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, recently canceled by winter weather has been rescheduled. The Jackson and Tupelo events will now be held on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Shred-It (aka Cintas) and Magnolia Data Solutions are partnering with the Attorney General's Office again this year to provide consumers a way to shred their sensitive documents and destroy their electronic items that contain sensitive data (Jackson location only) at NO COST. You may bring up to Five bags or boxes of sensitive documents and there is no limit on data requirement (Jackson location only). Televisions and glass monitors will not be accepted. No businesses. The purpose of this event is to help raise community awareness of the dangers of identity theft and the importance of shredding documents containing one's personal information.

The rescheduled events will be held at the following locations on Friday, March 27, 2015 (7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.):

Jackson – Home Depot, I-55 North- Magnolia Data Solutions will be on site at this location only.

Tupelo – Walmart, 3929 N. Gloster St.

Additional sponsors include: BancorpSouth, Better Business Bureau, Brightview Federal Credit Union, Center for Justice, Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, The Home Depot, The Leadership Council on Aging, Members Exchange, Mississippi Credit Union Association, Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Money Management International, Secretary of State's Office, Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, Trustmark Bank, Wal-Mart, and other Mississippi Consumer Partnership members.

Contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General's Office with questions at 601-359-4230 or 1-800-281-4418.