8.1 million people were victims of identity theft in 2010 - with overall losses of more than $37 billion - according to the 2011 Identity Fraud Survey Report by Javelin Strategy & Research. National Protect Your ID Week, Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, is a reminder to shred documents to help prevent identity theft and secure data.
Dump unwanted or outdated junk mail, paperwork, financial statements, business files and recycle old cell phones at Better Business Bureau's free document shredding event Secure Your ID Day: akorww.bbb.org/secure-your-id. On Saturday, Oct. 22, join BBB at:
Wells Fargo - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
16600 Centerfield Dr
Eagle River, AK 99577
Landmark Ford - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
12000 SW 66th Ave
Tigard, OR 97223
America's Credit Union (ACU) - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1495 Wilmington Dr
DuPont, WA 98327
Drive up to drop off up to three bags or boxes of unwanted documents per person. Items will be shredded on-the-spot for free.
For event information, contact BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.