BBB Event Offers Free Identity Theft Protection Advice and On-Site Document Shredding
September 03, 2008

BBB invites community to take part in 
“Secure Your ID” Day

The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Ontario and the Outaouais invites local individuals and small businesses on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Ottawa Rapidz Stadium to take the first step in identity protection: If you don’t need it, dispose of it…responsibly. Secure shredding services on the day of the event will be provided by Securit, member of the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID), the industry’s trade organization — to offer this free community service, coupled with expert advice and resources for protecting personal information from ID thieves.

“This is largely a crime of access,” added Diane Iadeluca, BBB CEO & President. “Our goal here is to make the information less accessible and empower people to be their own first line of defense against identity theft. With community-based BBBs across North America collaborating on this event, we’ll have a tremendous outcome that will reach a lot of people and, hopefully, stop a lot of theft.”

BBB Secure Your ID Day Details

Who: Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Ontario and the Outaouais with Securit

What: Free on-the-spot document shredding and prescriptive advice for protecting your identity from ID thieves

When: September 20, 2008 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Ottawa Rapidz Stadium, 300 Coventry Road

Just bring up to three boxes or bags of documents to be shredded and take home the tips and resources you need to help protect yourself. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders.

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