With a new victim of identity theft coming every two seconds, taking a few minutes to shred paper documents could save a consumer from becoming another statistic. It only takes one misplaced personal document to give a thief everything needed to steal your identity.
To help combat ID theft, BBB will host Secure Your ID Day on April 22, 2017.
In two Secure Your ID Day events held in 2016, BBB served 1,125 vehicles and shredded a record 60,000 pounds of documents.
The BBB has been hosting the semiannual event since 2008. BBB’s from across North America join in on the event designed to protect consumers from the growing threat of identity theft. Consumers and businesses are encouraged each April and October to attend this free community service event and properly shred and destroy sensitive documents using industrial shredders supplied by Commonwealth Document Management. BBB staff members also attend each event to provide advice and tips for identity theft protection.
Our next event:
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8 A.M. to 11 A.M or until our trucks are full, whichever comes first.
Where: Salem Civic Center (Stadium Parking Lot)
How: Bring up to 3 boxes/bags of shreddable material and BBB staff will be on hand to shred your documents on site!
You have plenty of time to start planning and gathering your personal and financial documents. It’s simple and easy, you don’t even have to get out of your car! BBB staff unloads your documents and they are immediately placed in the mobile shredding unit and destroyed on site! In addition to your own information, please give some thought to the seniors in your life that may need assistance disposing of personal and financial documents.
ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS - Protect your company & your customers – bring your business materials that need shredding too! BBB Secure Your ID Day is provided free to consumers and area businesses in an effort to prevent Identity Theft by encouraging and promoting the importance of protecting personal and financial information.
This Free Community Service Event is Sponsored By:
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Did you know that protecting your identity is largely in your own hands? Fifty-six percent of identity theft victims traced the theft to something that was stolen from their own possession.
So here’s the first rule: If you don’t need it, shred it – responsibly. BBB is here to help with Secure Your ID Day.