For the first time, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington is bringing Secure Your ID Day to the Kenai Peninsula. Consumers will be the first line of defense against identity theft as they shred sensitive, personal documents for free and take home scam and identity theft prevention tips.
In 2009, over 278,000 people filed identity theft complaints, according to the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Sentinel Network report. Victims of identity theft usually spend an average of 44 hours and $500 repairing damage, according to FTC reports. Taking the time to destroy personal documents now can help prevent hassle and cost later.
BBB SECURE YOUR ID DAY
Date & Time: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Wells Fargo, 44552 Sterling Highway, Soldotna 99669
Shredder: Shred Alaska
Drive up and drop off up to three grocery bags or file boxes of unwanted documents. No cardboard or three-ring binders. Items will be securely shredded on-the-spot by Shred Alaska for free. For details visit www.alaska.bbb.org/secure-your-id.
What documents should be shredded? Any unwanted or outdated documents that contain personal information should be shredded when disposing, including: credit card applications, insurance paperwork, health forms and financial statements. To learn how long to keep specific personal records click here.
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