HCSO TO HELP SHRED UNWANTED PERSONAL DOCUMENTS
HOUSTON – 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, August 27, 2011 from 9 a.m. to noon at George Bush Park located at 16756 Westheimer Parkway in west Harris County.
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, August 27, 2011
9 a.m. to Noon
WHERE: George Bush Park
16756 Westheimer Pkwy