A Shred Ahead® and PROSHED® Partner with BBB to Help Fight Identity Theft

October 07, 2013

PROSHRED® Security and A Shred Ahead® are sponsoring the “Secure Your ID” Day event on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The two companies will provide free document shredding from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Coastal Federal Credit Union (St. Albans Drive) and Executive Office Suites of Lafayette Village (8480 Honeycutt Road).

Based in Durham, North Carolina, the family-owned A Shred Ahead is the largest independent shredding company in the South. PROSHRED is also locally owned and is part of a nationally operated network that offers on-site document destruction and recycling services to businesses and consumers.

“As identity theft concerns continue to grow, shredding personal documents is a simple, yet effective, way to reduce the risk of becoming a victim,” says Jim Klemes, PROSHRED general manager.

“The ‘Secure Your ID’ Day event is a great resource for Triangle residents,” says John Chapman, co-owner of A Shred Ahead. “We are honored to partner with BBB in protecting people from identity theft.”

Participants are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders. In addition to free document shredding, GEEP will be collecting electronic devices for secure destruction with the metal and plastic components being recycled. BBB and other partner organizations will also provide tips and resources to help consumers protect their identity.

“Secure Your ID” Day is jointly organized by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling to raise public awareness and educate Americans on the issues surrounding identity theft. During the event, local partner Coastal Federal Credit Union will be on hand educating consumers on protecting their identity. Curtis Media Group stations WPTF and Funny 570 are serving as promotional partners for the event. Additional event information is available at www.easternnc.bbb.org/secure-your-id.

About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina:
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in Eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org