BBB Offers Free On-Site Document Shredding and Identity Theft Prevention Tips
BBB invites community to take part in a coast-to-coast Secure Your ID Day
Your Better Busines Bureau invites the Tri-Cities community to BBB’s “Secure Your ID” Day Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at Numerica Credit Union in Kennewick, WA. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend the event and take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing of their sensitive paper documents. BBB staff will also be on-site to provide expert advice and tips for identity theft protection.
“Properly destroying documents that carry information you don’t want getting into the hands of crooks is an important first step to fighting identity theft, but it doesn’t end there,” said Chelsea Maguire, BBB’s Director of Communications. “That’s why BBB experts will also be on hand offering important advice and simple steps everyone can take to prevent ID theft in their daily lives, both online and off.”
According to a 2011 report from Javelin Strategy and Research, 8.1 million Americans became victims of ID theft, resulting in the loss of $37 billion. The study found that those who suffered from identity theft faced higher consequences, with the average out-of-pocket loss nearly doubling from $387 to $631 per incident.
BBB Event Details
Who: Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho & Montana, Numerica Credit Union, and DeVries Business Services
What: Free on-the-spot document shredding and tips and resources for protecting your identity.
When: Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Where: Numerica Credit Union parking lot, W 3115 Kennewick Ave, Kennewick WA
Bring up to two banker boxes or three grocery bags of documents to be shredded and take home the tips and resources you need to help protect yourself. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders and be free of binder clips.
For more information on BBB “Secure Your ID Day” and identity theft prevention measures for both consumers and businesses, visit: www.spokane.bbb.org/secure-your-id/.
Our next Secure Your ID Day will be
October 19, 2013
Take Advantage of BBB "Secure Your ID" Day
Did you know that protecting your identity is largely in your own hands? 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 Secure Your ID Day.
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, BBBs across North America will host this helpful identity theft prevention event featuring FREE on-site shredding plus tips to protect your identity.