Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) October 23, 2009 -- Beverly Baskin, BBB 919.277.4202 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (www.bbb.org) held its fourth âSecure Your IDâ Day event last Saturday at Ridgewood Shopping Center. Nearly 500 consumers took part in the free event. BBB provided participants with a safe way to destroy documents containing sensitive information.
âYou canât take any chances these days when it comes to protecting your identity,â said Beverly Baskin, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina. âWe were happy to help consumers take an important first step in this process by disposing of sensitive documents safely.â
More than 19,000 pounds of documents were shredded Saturday. People 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 Cintas Document Management (www.cintas.com/DocumentManagement/) and ProShred Security (www.proshred.com).
BBB and participating sponsor Coastal Federal Credit Union (www.coastal24.com) distributed information to help educate consumers on ways to further protect themselves from identity theft. In addition, two event participants were randomly selected to receive a personal shredder, compliments of Black & Decker.
âWe had tons of files that were up to ten years old,â said Amy and Leonard Bush of Raleigh, who were selected to receive a personal shredder. âThe boxes were just taking up room in the house and we wanted to make sure to dispose of them safely since they contained social security numbers and personal information. âSecure Your IDâ Day came at just the right time!â
Additional information on identity protection is available at http://www.bbb.org.