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Jun 13

Sheriff’s Office Offers Free Shredding Event

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 8:55 AM by Communications Department

More than 10,000 Virginians reported some form of identity theft in 2015. The Newport News Sheriff’s Office is helping citizens prevent identity theft with its annual Shred Day on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drive through event, held at Todd Stadium,, is open to individuals and families. Sheriff’s Office personnel will remove the items from the vehicle and get them to the Stealth Shredding trucks for on-site disposal. identity Theft_SC

Some may believe that throwing out the papers, mail and other documents is safe, but criminals can get into trash and use the personal information on those items to open accounts, remove money from bank accounts, file taxes or make purchases. Residents should shred old and unused documents or mail that have their names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, account information, and other less-sensitive information that could be used by an identity thief to impersonate them. These items include but are not limited to: credit card receipts, tax documents, mortgage documents, bank statements, financial documents, insurance documents, pay stubs, medical records, and anything that includes Social Security number, PIN, signature, date of birth, etc.

 To learn more about the event, contact the Newport News Sheriff’s Office at 757-926-7017.