The Better Business Bureau (BBB) and its partner, Shred It, invite the public to Secure Your ID Day Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Covelli Centre. Businesses and consumers 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 Patricia Rose, President. “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.”
Last year alone, 11.1 million Americans became victims of ID theft, resulting in the loss of $54 billion, according to a 2010 report from Javelin Strategy and Research.
Secure Your ID Day Details
Who: Better Business Bureau
What: Free on-the-spot document shredding and tips to protecting your identity.
When: Saturday, June 5, 2010, from 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, Ohio
Bring up to five boxes or 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, but staples and paper clips can be shredded.
“Identity theft is largely a crime of access,” added Rose. “Our goal here is to make the information less accessible and empower people to be their own first line of defense against identity theft.”
Secure Your ID Day is sponsored by Shred It, WKBN Fox 17/62, Time Warner Cable, The Green Team and Youngstown CityScape.
For questions, please call 330.744.3111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org