BBB Helps More Than 1,000 Triangle Residents Protect Their Identity

October 24, 2013
More than 1,000 Triangle residents participated in the “Secure Your ID” Day event held Saturday at Coastal Federal Credit Unionand Executive Office Suites of Lafayette Village. In total, 38,000 lbs of documents and seven tons of electronics were collected.

“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 is an excellent first step, and it was great to see so many people taking advantage of this opportunity.”

Curtis Media Group served as a media sponsor promoting the event on five stations,WPTF,Funny 570,Radio 96.1WBZJand LaLey. Free shredding services were provided by PROSHRED® Securityand A Shred Ahead®and local recycler GEEPcollected all electronics.