BBB Offers Free Shredding on October 18 at Two Locations in Charlotte
It’s time to clean out your desks, filing cabinets, closets and home office of all those old files securely shredded on Saturday, Oct. 18 during BBB’s nationwide ‘Secure Your ID’ Day.
“Identity theft is a crime that you may not know has occurred until months after you become a victim,” said BBB President Tom Bartholomy. “Then, it can take years to undo the damage that has been done by someone who obtained your personal information.”
While there are high-tech ways that you can have your identity stolen including phishing scams and computer viruses, the most common way it occurs is when people don't shred personal documents before throwing them away.
If you are going:
BBB Nationwide “Secure Your ID” Day - Free Shredding
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 (rain or shine)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Main Location: IKEA Parking Lot, located at 8300 IKEA Blvd. in Charlotte.
Second Location: Community Link parking lot, located at 601 East 5th Street in Charlotte.
Limit: Four large boxes or bags of documents per car. Boxes and bags are non-returnable.
Special thanks to our partners: Shred-It, CMPD, IKEA, Community Link and the Mecklenburg County Consumer Fraud Taskforce.