2019 Community SHRED DAY Results!

 

Nearly 46,000 pounds of paper were shred last weekend during the 13th annual Community Shred Days hosted by the Office of Attorney General Jim Hood.

Consumer awareness of identity theft is apparent, which is shown in the increased participation numbers below:

POUNDS

Jackson……………………21,820 lbs
Tupelo……………………….9,880 lbs
Hattiesburg……………….…7,000 lbs
D ’Iberville……………………7,000 lbs

Total pounds shred 2019………45,700
Total pounds shred 2018………38,290         

CONSUMERS

Jackson= 638
Tupelo= 290
Hattiesburg = 205
D’Iberville= 210

Total consumers 2019…………………………………………1,343
Total consumers 2018………………………………………….1,184

(L-R) AGO Consumer Project Officer/Community Outreach Coordinator Lana Fuqua, Director of the AGO’s Consumer Protection Division Bridgette Williams, Annie Jones and Consumer Chief Investigator Keith Milsap

The Attorney General’s Office thanks Premier Shredding, Southern Shredding, and Shred It for providing the shredding services. Without those services, this event would not be possible. The office also extends its appreciation to Home Depot and Walmart for hosting these events at their various locations.

This year’s event was a partnership between the Attorney General’s Office, Premier Shredding, Inc., Shred-it, Southern Shredding, Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Navigator Credit Union, Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, Mississippi Federal Credit Union, Mississippi Credit Union Association, Mississippi DHS Federal Credit Union, CommFirst Federal Credit Union, Rivertrust, Eagle Express, Members Exchange Credit Union, Jackson Area Federal Credit Union, Statewide Federal Credit Union, Magnolia Federal Credit Union,  BancorpSouth, Trustmark, and other Mississippi Consumer Education Partnership members.