Pensacola, Fla. (April 7, 2014) – Your BBB, along with Gilmore Services, Cat Country 98.7 FM and WEAR-TV3 are offering individuals an opportunity to shred their sensitive data on Friday, April 25. This shredding event is free to the public and will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cordova Mall in Pensacola, Fla. and Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther, Fla. In addition to shredding, resources on how to protect your identity will be provided.
In 2013, Florida was the number one state per capita for identity theft. Shredding unneeded sensitive documents keeps them from being useful for identity theft if they are stolen or taken out of the trash.
An individual may bring up to 50 pounds of sensitive information to be shredded. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are acceptable. Please do not tie bags or tape boxes!
For additional information on identity theft prevention and advice you can trust, start with bbb.org.
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