Virginia Beach event brings awareness to identity theft

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Millions of people fall victim to identity theft each year. Because of that, our community partner Southern Bank is helping people protect themselves.

The bank hosted a Shred-A-Thon for people to trash documents with personal information.

Shredding the documents prevents your information from falling into the wrong hands.

“Well, really it’s just a community service that we provide. Not everyone has access to the ability to shred their personal documents so we provide it as basically a community outreach to our customers and community as a whole,” an employee said.

The shredded paper is loaded onto trucks and later burned.