Shred Day Results Announced

April 6, 2018

More than 38,000 pounds of paper were shred in this year’s Community Shred Day events hosted by Attorney General Jim Hood’s Consumer Protection Division.

Events were hosted last month in Jackson, Tupelo, Hattiesburg, and D’Iberville as an easy and free way for consumers to safely get rid of sensitive paper documents. This year marked the twelfth year for the annual event, with a total of 1,184 consumers participating.

Consumer Protection Division staff Front L-R: Investigator Leslie Owens, Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) Gail Lowery, Division Director Bridgette Wiggins, Annie Jones Back L-R: SAAG Patrick Beasley, Shred Day Event Coordinator Lana Fuqua, SAAG Martin Millette

“The turnout for this event confirms consumers’ awareness of the importance of shredding sensitive documents,” said General Hood. “At a time where personal information is considered gold, it’s important to take the proper steps to protect our identity. This free service to the state wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors, who together are helping Mississippians avoid becoming victims of identity theft.”

The totals for both poundage and turnout are included below along with a comparison to last year’s results:

POUNDS

Jackson……………………16,830 lbs

Tupelo……………………….8,000 lbs

Hattiesburg……………….…6,440 lbs

D ’Iberville……………………7,020 lbs

Total pounds shred 2018……………………38,290   

Total pounds shred 2017………………………..35,020         

CONSUMERS

Jackson= 492

Tupelo= 258

Hattiesburg = 211

D’Iberville= 223

Total consumers

2018…………………………….1,184

Total consumers 2017………………….830

Sponsors include: Premier Shredding, Inc., Iron Mountain,  Mississippi Credit Union Association, Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, BancorpSouth, Trustmark, AARP, Better Business Bureau (BBB), Public Service Commission (PSC), EPL Inc., Eagle Express Credit Union, Magnolia Federal Credit Union, Jackson Area Federal Credit Union, Members Exchange Credit Union, CommFirst Federal Credit Union, Statewide Federal Credit Union, Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, North Mississippi Regional Legal Services, and other Mississippi Consumer Education Partnership members.

 

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