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

May 02, 2014

PROSHRED® Security and A Shred Ahead® are sponsoring the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern NC’s “Secure Your ID” Day event on Saturday, May 17, 2014. 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).

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

Identity theft incidents are increasing each year, and 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 one that all Triangle residents should take advantage of,” says John Chapman, co-owner of A Shred Ahead. “We are excited to partner with BBB again to help protect 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.

Additional event information is available bbbshred.org.