Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. According to a recent study released by the Better Business Bureau over 8.4 million people became a victim of identity theft in 2006. In that same year the economic loss was a staggering 49.3 billion dollars!
Fortunately, while not completely preventable, you can take steps to protect yourself.
BBB Secure Your Id Day is an event held to give residents and small businesses an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted personal financial/confidential documents.
The shredding services are provided by Discount Shred, a professional on-site mobile shredding company that services business and residential clients in the central valley. The first two boxes are free. Each additional box is $3 per box. All proceeds will be donated to a local youth organization.
Shred events are usually held on weekends in various cities throughout central California. Hours for BBB Secure Your Id Day are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the truck is full. (call gaby at 559-256-6331 for more information)
BBB Secure Your Id Day 2014:
March 8 Buchanan High School, Clovis
March 22 Selma High School, Selma
April 5 Bullard High School, Fresno
April 19 Cedar Creek Senior Living, Madera
May 3 Sanger High School, Sanger
May 17 Bakersfield West High School, Bakersfield
Sept 13 St. Vincent de Paul, Hanford
Sept 27 Police Activity League, Atwater
Oct 11 Central High School, Fresno
Oct 18 Garcias Market, Kerman
Oct 25 Maple Creek Elementary School, Fresno
For more information or for specific event information contact email@example.com or 559-256-6331
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