BBB held its semi-annual "Secure Your ID" Day event on Saturday, April 20. More than 700 participants took part in the free community awareness event and were provided with a safe way to destroy documents and electronics that may contain sensitive information, as well as disposing of environmentally hazardous electric devices.
Held at the Coastal Federal Credit Union on St. Albans Drive in Raleigh, nearly 30,000 lbs of documents were shredded. Shredding services were provided by PROSHRED® Security and A Shred Ahead®. GEEP, which stands for Global Electric Electronic Processing, provided consumers with collection of nearly 10,000 lbs of electronics and electrical devices for destruction through its secure reuse and destruction facility in RTP.
Curtis Media Group also served as sponsor promoting the event on three stations, WPTF, 96.9 BZJ and Funny 570. In addition, WPTF featured a live interview with Barfield. BBB hosts its "Secure Your ID" Day events in the spring and fall each year. The next event will be held in October 2013. For more event information, visit www.easternnc.bbb.org/secure-your-id.
Thank you to our document shredding and electronics recycling partners:
- Coastal Federal
- ProShred Security
- a Shred ahead
- Funny 570
- 96.9 BZJ
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.