REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Hundreds of people came out Friday to shred for personal safety.

WSFS Bank and the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce put on the mobile shred event behind the bank. Drivers could bring boxes of old paperwork and watch it shredded on site.

"Anything that's sitting around, you want to get it shredded so it's not laying around your house, it's not a fire hazard," says WSFS Branch Manager Terry Kistler. "Also if somebody picks up your stuff, you don't want them to get your social security numbers, account numbers, or anything along those lines."

Two trucks from DocuVault were on hand to shred the papers, before the trucks were unloaded and recycled at the company's warehouse. Driver Dan Kilbride says getting rid of paperwork this way protects everyone from identity theft.

"Hospital records, stuff like that, anything from lawyers," he says, when referring to items fit for shredding. "Anything that could contain Social Security numbers, date of birth, parents names, parents' maiden names, anything like that."

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