BBB Helps More Than 700 Triangle Residents Protect Their Identity

April 25, 2013
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina ( held its semi-annual “Secure Your ID” Day event on Saturday, April 20. More than 700 participants took part in the free community awareness event and were provided with a safe way to destroy documents and electronics that may contain sensitive information, as well as disposing of environmentally hazardous electric devices.

Held at the Coastal Federal Credit Union on St. Albans Drive in Raleigh, nearly 30,000 lbs of documents were shredded. Shredding services were provided by PROSHRED® Security and A Shred Ahead®. GEEP, which stands for Global Electric Electronic Processing, provided consumers with collection of nearly 10,000 lbs of electronics and electrical devices for destruction through its secure reuse and destruction facility in RTP.

“Identity theft remains a serious issue, and you simply cannot take any chances when it comes to protecting yourself,” said Toby Barfield, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina. “Shredding sensitive documents and destroying electronic devices that may have sensitive information in its memory is an excellent first step, and it was great to see so many people taking advantage of this opportunity.”

Curtis Media Group also served as sponsor promoting the event on three stations, WPTF, 96.9 BZJ and Funny 570. In addition, WPTF featured a live interview with Barfield. BBB hosts its “Secure Your ID” Day events in the spring and fall each year. The next event will be held in October 2013. For more event information, visit