Shred Day helps prevent identity theft

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Cars lined up to drop off their unwanted documents at “Shred Day.”

People handed over trash bags and boxes filled with papers that needed to be destroyed.

Officials from The Better Business Bureau said identity theft is rising over 40-percent each year.

“Georgia ranks number two in the US in identity theft cases. Anytime you can protect you identity, shred those documents that might have a social security number, or an account number… it saves you the headache later,” said Kelvin Collins, President of The Better Business Bureau.

Collins said shredding personal documents severely decreases chances for identity theft. 

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