Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (www.bbb.org)
held its sixth “Secure Your ID” Day event on Saturday, October 23. More than 420
participants took part in the free community awareness event. BBB distributed
information to help educate consumers on ways to further protect themselves from
pleased to see so many people stop by to shred sensitive documents and learn
about identity protection,” said Beverly Baskin, president and CEO of Better
Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina. “This was an important first
step in reducing the risk of becoming a victim.”
Held at the
Coastal Federal Credit Union on St. Albans Drive in Raleigh, more than 21,000
pounds of documents were shredded. Participants dropped off an array of
documents that included check books, bank statements, school records, utility
bills, credit card receipts and register receipts. Shredding services were
provided by ProShred Security (www.proshred.com)
and Cintas Document Management (www.cintas.com/DocumentManagement).
The local event was part of the second annual National Protect Your
Identity Week, October 17-23, 2010. BBB and the National Foundation for Credit
Counseling partnered to host events nationally to help consumers guard
themselves from ID theft.
“Secure Your ID” Day events in the spring and fall each year. The next event
will be held in April 2011. For more event information, visit www.easternnc.bbb.org/secure-your-id.