Better Business Bureau held it’s annual Secure Your ID Day on Saturday, May 31, 2014. 551 businesses and consumers participated and 10 tons of sensitive documents where shredded by Alpha Omega in the Covelli Centre parking lot.
BBB has hosted Secure Your ID Day since 2005 and has offered this service to the businesses and consumers of the Mahoning Valley for free. Participants can bring up to three boxes to be shredded on the spot and all shredded materials are recycled.
YSU student athletes volunteered to assist participants shred their sensitive documents. The Youngstown Phantoms Hockey also gave participants a chance to win tickets to a Phantoms game.
“Identity theft is a crime that can affect anyone. Shredding papers with sensitive information is the easiest way to protect yourself,” said Carol Potter, BBB President and CEO.
Sponsors for this year’s event included Farmers Trust Company, Alpha Omega, The Covelli Centre, WKBN Fox 17/62, Youngstown Phantoms Hockey and the Mahoning County Green Team.