DAYTON, OHIO, October 7, 2011 - Your Better Business Bureau will be promoting identity theft protection with Secure Your ID Day...
Saturday, October 22
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Corner of SR 741 & Lyons Rd., Miamisburg
This free community event allows you to bring up to five boxes or bags of documents to be shredded and take home tips and resources needed to help protect yourself from identity theft. (If you have more than five boxes, you’re welcome to go through the line more than once.) It’s the perfect opportunity to clean out your personal or professional files. It’s a safe way to discard credit card statements, old checks, IRS tax returns and any other sensitive material. You don’t even have to get out of your car – just drive through. Event volunteers will unload your car, truck or trailer and you can watch it go right to the Confidential Material Destruction shredding trucks. Documents to be shredded will be recycled.
This is a unique effort to protect businesses and consumers from identity theft, emphasizing the importance of shredding documents and safeguarding personal information. Last year, your BBB held two of these events and shredded almost 50,000 pounds of material, which was dropped off by more than 500 vehicles. Secure Your ID Days are a national initiative involving BBBs across the U.S. and Canada. Overall, the initiative saw consumers and business owners deliver more than 650 tons of material for safe, responsible destruction in 2010, making BBB Secure Your ID Day the largest event of its kind ever held.
Come take advantage of this free service. For more information, visit www.dayton.bbb.org or call (937) 222-5825 or (800) 776-5301.
This year’s sponsors include Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Glawe Awnings and Tents, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Confidential Material Destruction, WHIO-TV, Dayton Business Journal and WHIO-AM.
About Your BBB Serving Dayton and the Miami Valley
Your BBB, the leader in advancing marketplace trust, is an unbiased nonprofit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. Your BBB provides objective advice, free business BBB Reliability ReportsTM and charity BBB Wise Giving ReportsTM, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, your BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 125 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than four million local and national businesses and charities. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information about your BBB.