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BBB to Host Shredding Event

BBB to Host Shredding Event - The Beacon

09-2014

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By: Amanda

BBB to Host Shredding Event

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, BBBs across North America will host a helpful identity theft prevention event called Secure Your ID Day. Your BBB will be one of them.

We’ve done several blog posts on identity theft in the past, and it continues to be a prevalent problem costing the over 13 million victims, in 2013, a total of $18 billion, according to a Javelin Strategy & Research Study. According to that same study, in 2013, there was a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds.

We want to help you protect yourself from Identity Fraud/Theft by protecting your personal information. If you don’t need a document that contains personal information, destroy it. Your BBB is participating in this FREE nationwide event to help you do just that. Bring up to 2 bags or boxes of documents that you want shredded to the event on October 11th. ShredX will be at our offices from 10 am to 1 pm, and we will be loading all of your bags and boxes into their truck. ShredX will then haul them off to be shredded.

Our office is located in The Parke business complex at 3101 N Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715. We are across the street from the Timbers Apartments just south of Schnucks. If you aren’t located in our area, you can see a list of participating BBBs here (some dates do vary). Did I mention that this event is completely FREE?

For more tips on preventing identity theft, please see our related posts below or visit us online at bbb.org/Evansville.

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Amanda

Amanda is the Director of Investigations & Information Services and is a regular contributor to the consumer education blog. She is one of our go-to colleagues for answering complex consumer inquires. Amanda also manages our charity reporting program.