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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is once again teaming up with Shred-It to offer citizens the opportunity to permanently destroy old or unwanted personal documents.

The effort is seen as a measure that prevents identity theft. Harris County residents 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, May 19, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Harris County Court Annex located at 10851 Scarsdale Blvd. in southeast Harris County. Citizens are invited to bring up to five regular size ‘banker’ boxes per vehicle.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office cites the growing problem of identify theft: “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.”

Event At A Glance:

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Shred-It

WHAT: Free shredding of personal documents

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2012

TIME: 9 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:

Harris County Courthouse Annex

10851 Scarsdale Blvd

Houston, TX

HCSO To Help Shred Unwanted Personal Documents For Harris County Residents was originally published on news92fm.com

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