Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Community Shred Day in Selma

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WAL IDENTITYTHEFT PKGFrom the West Alabama Newsroom–

An event in Selma is helping to protect residents from one of the fastest growing crimes in the country.

The annual Community Shred Day provides a safe way for people to get rid of outdated private information to make sure it doesn’t fall into the hands of identity thieves.

According to statistics — more than 15 million people become victims of identity theft a year with over $50 billion dollars in damages.

Diane Kaldore of Selma brought several boxes of paperwork to shred.

“With identity theft so rampant, you know its important that we destroy information that’s very sensitive so that identities aren’t stolen,” said Kaldore.

Community Shred Day was organized by the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Riverdale credit Union.

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