Your BBB is offering free document shredding at “BBB Secure Your ID Day” from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 17, in the parking lot of Dave & Buster’s, 2931 Camino del Rio North in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. You are invited to take advantage of this free service and bring up to three boxes or bags of documents containing personal identification information to be shredded. Our local partners, Total Secure Shredding and Shred San Diego, will be on hand to shred your documents on-the-spot, and for free!
This free community service will be complemented with free, take-home tips and resources on how to prevent identity theft from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a not-for-profit organization that helps consumers and businesses ensure the security of their identity through education and prevention programs. XETV/San Diego 6, the CW, is joining your BBB as a media sponsor of this event.
There will be a drive-through set up so you won’t have to exit your vehicle. Instead, BBB volunteers will grab boxes or bags directly from your car, making it fast and easy. If you wish, you can even watch your documents being shredded. Please note that paper documents to be shredded should be removed from binders; however staples, paper clips, CDs and floppy discs are okay to be shredded.
“Identity fraud is largely a crime of access where the thief had direct contact with the victim’s personal information through the mailbox, trashcan or a lost or stolen wallet,” said Sheryl Bilbrey, BBB president/CEO. “Our goal here is to make the information less accessible and empower people to be their own first line of defense against identity theft.” Every year, about 8 million Americans become victims of I.D. theft, resulting in losses of more than $45 billion. The first rule in identity protection is, “If you don’t need it, then dispose it responsibility, and your BBB is here to help.”
For more event information, phone the San Diego BBB at (858) 637-6199, or visit www.bbb.org, type in your zip code and click and click “News Center” and “Events Calendar.”
Sponsorships are available in connection with the October 17th “Secure Your ID Day.” Any BBB Accredited Business is eligible to participate. Sponsors will be mentioned in press releases, have exclusive rights to signage at the event, and have the opportunity to provide promotional materials to consumers. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Andrea McNelis, BBB Director of Sponsorships and Special Events, at (858) 637-6199, or email@example.com.