Consumers and small businesses in the St. Cloud area are encouraged to “secure their ID” by bringing up to five boxes of unwanted documents for free and secure shredding. A large Shred Right truck will be available to collect items such as bank statements, tax documents, bills, cancelled checks, legal documents, personal medical information, investment statements, CDs, tapes, and credit card information for prompt and secure disposal.
The BBB, along with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Shred Right, have partnered for this event to help educate consumers about identity theft, which 12.6 million American adults were victims of in 2012, according to the latest Javelin Strategy and Research study. That’s one victim every three seconds.
Secure Your ID Day events have been held each spring and fall at locations nationwide for several years, with the BBB once again hosting events in Fargo and
this spring along with AARP North Dakota and
other local partners. Last fall, Bismarck, North
Dakota , was also added to that list and will be the
site of another Secure Your ID Day event on April 20. These events are all part of a series
of free identity protection events held by Better Business Bureaus across the
country that day. http://minnesota.bbb.org/secure-your-id/.
Free refreshments will be provided for consumers and business owners who visit the lobby of the
. The BBB, Shred Right, and
the SBDC will be on hand distributing information about their organizations and
tips on how to avoid identity theft. There will also be a chance to win a free
document shredder provided by the BBB. Welcome
BBB Secure Your ID Day Details
Who: The BBB of Minnesota and
along with local partners: North
Dakota and Shred Right. Minnesota
Small Business Development
What: Free document shredding and distribution of tips and resources for protecting your identity.
April 20, 2013, from
State University’s St. Cloud
at Welcome Center 355 5th Ave S.
For more information on Secure Your ID Day and identity theft prevention measures for both consumers and businesses, visit: http://www.bbb.org/us/secure-your-id/.