Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (bbb.org) held its semi-annual “Secure Your ID” Day event on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Held at the Coastal Federal Credit Union (www.coastal24.com) on St. Albans Drive in Raleigh, more than 500 participants were provided with a safe way to destroy documents containing sensitive information. During the free community awareness event, BBB and Coastal distributed information to help educate consumers on ways to further protect themselves from identity theft.
Participants dropped off an array of items that included check books, bank statements, school records, utility bills, credit card receipts and register receipts. In total, nearly 10 tons of documents were safely destroyed. Shredding services were provided by PROSHRED® Security (www.proshred.com) and Cintas Document Management (www.cintas.com/DocumentManagement).
“Identity theft is an issue that simply cannot be ignored,” says Toby Barfield, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina. “We host our semi-annual events to help consumers protect themselves, and it was a thrill to see so many people take advantage of this opportunity.”
BBB hosts its “Secure Your ID” Day events in the spring and fall each year. The next event will be held in October 2012. For more event information, visit www.easternnc.bbb.org/secure-your-id.