St. Louis, Mo., March 31, 2014– Better Business Bureau (BBB) is offering consumers and businesses a chance to safely destroy outdated but sensitive documents at a “Shred Day,” Saturday, April 26, at Saint Louis Galleria, Interstate 64 and Brentwood Boulevard, and also at Schnucks in Edwardsville, 2222 Troy Road.
Consumers can shred up to three boxes of documents from 8 a.m. to noon. BBB asks that consumers use bags or boxes that can be shredded along with papers. Consumers will receive information on identity theft protection.
BBB and the Consumer Fraud Task Force are co-sponsors of the event. Shred-It, a Securit company, is donating the shredding service.
“Shredding outdated documents is a great way to limit your exposure to ID theft,” said Michelle L. Corey, BBB president and CEO. “Protecting yourself is a must.”
Officials recommend shredding any documents that contain financial information, account numbers, PINs, birth dates, or Social Security numbers. Examples include expired ID cards, legal documents, credit card and bank statements and canceled checks.
In addition to shredding outdated or unneeded documents, BBB has 10 steps you can take to protect your identity:
For more information on protecting your identity or to check out a BBB Business Review or charity report, contact the BBB at www.bbb.org or 314-645-3300.
Contacts (News Media Only): Michelle Corey, President & CEO, 314-645-0606, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, 314-584-6743 or 314-681-4719 (cell), email@example.com
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