Your BBB, in partnership with the City of Concord and Ripcord Digital, a BBB Accredited Business, will hold its bi-annual “Secure Your ID Day” on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Concord City Hall. Bay Area residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend the event and take a key step in identity theft protection by shredding their sensitive paper documents. BBB staff will also be on-site to provide expert advice and tips for identity theft protection.Identity theft is a serious problem: in 2017, it was the second most reported complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with more than 370,000 consumer reports. According to the FTC, it’s important to “shred receipts, credit offers, credit applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, bank statements, expired charge cards, and similar documents when you don’t need them any longer.”“Shredding sensitive documents is a vital part of identity theft prevention,” said Lori Wilson, President and CEO of BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California. “It creates a lot of work for you if these documents fall into the wrong hands, so we encourage you to protect yourself.”BBB Event DetailsWho: BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California, the City of Concord, and Ripcord Digital What: Free on-the-spot document shredding, tips and resources for protecting your identityWhen: Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10 AM to 2 PM (or until truck fills up)Where: Concord City Hall parking lot, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519 (rain or shine)Bring up to five boxes of documents to be shredded on-site. Documents should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are acceptable. This is a green event, and all paper will be recycled.Ripcord Digital, a BBB Accredited Business, will be present to shred your documents. Their shredding truck is equipped with a camera for you to watch the process.BBB helped more than 300 people shred documents at last year’s shredding events in South San Francisco and Concord. Come out this spring to help protect yourself and continue the fight against identity theft! Not sure what to bring? Click here to read BBB’s guide to how long you should keep personal documents. A flyer for this event can be found here.