Protecting your identity is largely in your hands. 56% of identity theft victims traced the theft to something that was stolen from their own possession. So best practice is: if you don’t need it, shred it – responsibly. That's why BBB is helping local consumers by providing FREE shredding services this April.
Take this chance to destroy your cancelled checks, bank statements, credit card statements, tax returns, and anything else containing personally identifiable information. And check out BBB's suggested Records Retention Schedule, a resource that helps you determine if it's time to shred the sensitive information you have on hand.
BBB invites you to participate in our upcoming Shred Day event:
Friday, April 21st, 2017 - 12:00 - 2:00pm
@ Calvary Church, Parking Lot #5
(Please note there is a 5 box maximum per person)
Additionally, BBB staff will be available to answer questions about preventing identity theft and provide resources for victims. For more information about this event, please contact our office.