Protect Your Identity at BBB’s “Secure Your ID” Day

April 09, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA - Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) and its partners, the Pleasant Hills Borough, Business Records Management and First Commonwealth Bank, invite Allegheny County residents and surrounding communities to BBB’s “Secure Your ID” Day. This free paper shredding event is being held onSaturday, April 26, 2014 at the parking lot of the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building (410 E. Bruceton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236) from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend the April 26 event and take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing of sensitive documents. BBB staff will be on-site to guide cars through a moving line, offload disposable items and shred them on the spot. Free goodie bags containing educational advice and tips for identity theft protection will also be distributed to attendees.

“Over half of identity theft victims can trace the theft to something that was stolen from their possession. The first rule of identity protection is if you don’t need something, dispose of it in a responsible manner,” says Warren King, President of the Better Business Bureau of Western PA. “Your Better Business Bureau is here to help and by continuing to collaborate with community-based BBBs across North America, we hope to prevent even more theft at our upcoming shred day.”

Last year alone, more than 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity fraud. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, this number was the second highest level on record and a significant increase from 12.6 million victims in 2012.

Bring up to three boxes or bags of documents to be shredded and take home tips and resources to help protect yourself. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders. For more information about this free event, visit or call 877.267.5222.


About the BBB System

BBB is an unbiased 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. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Reviews, charity BBB Wise Giving ReportsTM and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, 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, 113 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than 4.5 million local and national businesses and charities. Please visit for more information about the BBB System.

About the Pleasant Hills Borough

As you travel south on Route 51 from Pittsburgh, you'll pass through many townships and boroughs which border on the "51 Corridor". Just six and a half miles from the Liberty Tunnels sits Pleasant Hills Borough in the heart of the South Hills of Allegheny County.

About Business Records Management            

Business Records Management (BRM) is actively involved in the national information management community. BRM is dedicated to providing its 4,700+ clients with comprehensive solutions for efficient and economical information management. We understand that there is much more to managing records than simply finding a shelf for them. Our customers depend on us for the fast and accurate retrieval of information when they need it. We've built our business on giving our customers what they need: secure storage facilities servicing Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland, same day pickups and deliveries, web access to inventory and for requesting services, scanning services, certified document destruction and certified on-site and off-site destruction of hard drives. Visit our website at

About First Commonwealth Bank

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is a $6.4 billion financial holding company headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania.  It operates 115 retail branch offices in 15 counties in western and central Pennsylvania through First Commonwealth Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered bank and trust company. Financial services and insurance products are also provided through First Commonwealth Insurance Agency and First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Inc.