Mar 6, 2016 10:48 AM

Hampton plans event to raise awareness, protect against identify theft

HAMPTON — A Seacoast nonprofit hopes to raise awareness about identify theft and provide an opportunity for people to protect themselves by holding a "Community Shredding Event" on April 16.

“This event gives people the chance to safely destroy documents they no longer need but that contain information they feel is too important to throw away in regular trash,” said Mary Ganz, Crimeline for the Hamptons' Acting Chair.

Crimeline for the Hamptons, Inc., serves the towns of Seabrook, Hampton Falls, Hampton, and North Hampton by supporting police, providing annual scholarships to students pursing careers in law enforcement and administering reward money for tips that lead to arrests through an anonymous tip text line.

The shredding day will be held Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot next to the Hampton police station on Brown Avenue. The free shredding is limited to personal paperwork. No commercial shredding will be permitted.

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