The Better Business Bureau and its partner, Shred It, invite the public to Secure Your ID Day, Saturday, June 4, 2011, 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.
Last year alone, 8.1 million Americans became victims of ID theft, resulting in the loss of $37 billion, according to a 2011 report from Javelin Strategy and Research. Despite the drop in instances from 2009, those who suffered from identity theft last year faced higher consequences, the study found. The average out-of-pocket loss nearly doubled, going from $387 to $631 per incident. Secure Your ID Day Details
Who: Better Business Bureau
What: Free on-the-spot document shredding
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, Ohio
Bring up to five standard size 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.
Secure Your ID Day is sponsored by
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