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County Judge Ed Emmett
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From the Harris County Sheriff's Office

November 7, 2012

HCSO to Help Shred Unwanted Personal Documents

(HOUSTON, TX) – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is once again teaming up with Shred-It to help citizens permanently destroy old or unwanted personal documents.

Folks interested in participating in the effort to help prevent identity theft can bring their old documents to have them shredded. The HCSO, in collaboration with Shred-It, will provide this service free of charge on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon at the HCSO’s Cypresswood substation in Spring.   

Citizens may bring up to five regular size ‘banker’ boxes per vehicle.

Identity theft has become one of the costliest crimes in the nation. In addition to helping prevent thieves from physically getting their hands on the discarded personal and confidential information of others, Shred-It also helps by heightening general public awareness on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.  

The HCSO holds several of these events throughout the year. About 5-10 thousand pounds of documents are shredded at each event.

 

WHO:               The Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Shred-It

WHAT:             Free shredding of personal documents 

WHEN:             Saturday, November 10, 2012, 9 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:          HCSO Cypresswood Substation

                        6831 Cypresswood

                        Spring, TX 77379

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