MERRILL - Scammers hoping to steal personal information can get a lot of private details right out of the garbage.
An organization in Merrill reminds people that improper disposal of printed documents can put you at risk for identity theft.
Crime Stoppers of Lincoln Co. held their first ever shred day Wednesday afternoon. President Ken Neff says the organization is becoming more proactive in fighting ID fraud.
Neff says he got the idea when disposing of his own private information.
"Back in April when my taxes were done I was shredding my documents one sheet at a time and I thought there's got to be a better way to do this," said Neff.
Neff says shred day doubled as a fundraiser as people were encouraged to donate 5 dollars for the service. Crime Stoppers will use that money to pay for its on line tip reporting system and other costs.
Crimestoppers will consider another shred day in the fall. To be notified of future events, follow Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County on Facebook.
RHINELANDER - Salvation Army organizations across the country set out their red buckets and bells, including spots right in the Northwoods.
However, the local Mincoqua, Tomahawk and Rhinelander Salvation Armies are short of volunteers in the coming week.
Kettle Coordinator Kim Swisher said that last year, Rhinelander's Salvation Army surpassed their goal of $40,000 with help from volunteers. So this year, the organization is amping up the goal after raising $52,000 in 2018.
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