Spring 2017 Shred Event

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 free document shredding on March 22!

Better Business Bureau has partnered with Davidson County Department of Senior Services and Shred-it to host a one-day community shred event from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. March 22 at the Lexington Senior Center located at 555-B West Center St. Ext.

   This event is open to all Davidson County residents.  No registration is necessary.  Simply drive your car directly up to the shredding truck on the day of the event.     

   The Federal Trade Commission estimates that up to 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year.  Disposing of your confidential papers properly lessens the chance of you becoming another statistic.  Examples of paper items you can bring in for shredding include bank statements, medical forms and insurance forms.  Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed, but please empty the contents of all binders.  Shredded paper will be recycled into new products. 

For more information, please call (336) 242-2290 or email stefanie.poore@davidsoncountync.gov

10 Tips to Keep Your Personal Information Safe:

  1. Shred documents with financial and personal information.
  2. Never leave ATM or credit card receipts behind.
  3. Don’t use obvious passwords like your birthdate.
  4. Do not give out your Social Security number, carry your card with you, or put your number on checks.
  5. Never give out personal information unless you know and trust who you are dealing with.
  6. Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails.
  7. Keep your computer secure by using firewalls, anti-spyware and antivirus software, and keep them up-to-date.
  8. Register with the National Do Not Call Registry (888-382-1222).
  9. Monitor your credit report at least twice a year (www.annualcreditreport.com)
  10. 10.  Review your credit card statements carefully and regularly.