Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest and United Way of Anchorage are encouraging the community to attend this year’s Free Shred Day and Financial Fitness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 14. Alaskans can protect their identities and enhance their financial know-how at this free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Mall at Sears, located at 600 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
During this time, BBB Serving the Northwest will be helping consumers keep their personal information secure and avoid identity theft with free shredding and cell phone recycling.
Alaskans are invited to bring their documents to the Benson parking lot to be disposed of by Shred Alaska. All shredding is free with a limit of three bags/boxes per person. Unwanted cell phones will also be collected for recycling.
With more than 8,500 pounds of documents and 35 cell phones collected from 300 cars last year, BBB is expecting a great turn out to help save the public from identity theft, fraud and other scams.
Financial Fitness Fair
Consumers are invited to venture inside the mall to explore the Financial Fitness Fair, where consumers can receive money saving tips, free coffee, refreshments and door prizes. Booths will be staffed by experts on finance, taxes and community resources. The free workshops will include:
Wills and Estate Planning (10:15 a.m.)
The Cyber Threat, Preventing Identity Theft (11:45 a.m.)
Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist? Recognizing Medicare and other Scams (1:00 p.m.)
To learn more about Secure Your ID Day, visit go.bbb.org/nw-syid. Thanks to our sponsors: Shred Alaska, The Wilson Agency, Verizon, United Way of Anchorage, Money Management International, KFQD, First National Bank Alaska, Steam Dot and The Mall at Sears.
About United Way of Anchorage: United Way of Anchorage mobilizes people and resources to make lasting, measurable changes in our community to improve lives. Our priorities are successful, prepared kids; strong, financially stable families; access to medical care for all; and a community making healthy lifestyle choices. United Way invites you to join the movement. www.liveunitedanc.org
ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. BBB Northwest serves more than 14 million consumers in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Western Wyoming.