On Saturday, on Friday, May 2 at Brookshire’s in Van from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., BBB will host “Secure Your ID Days” – a free document shredding event that helps people protect themselves from identity theft. – businesses and individuals can shred up to three hundred (300) pounds of paper per vehicle at no charge.
Ark La Tex Shredding, STS Electronic Recycling and Allied Waste Systems are generously donating their shredding, data destruction and cardboard disposal services for the event.
According to Javelin Strategy and Research, the number of identity fraud victims rose to over 13.1 million people in 2013 and cost $18 billion dollars.
Don’t know what to shred and what to keep? Here’s a quick run-down:
* If you don’t need it, shred it – responsibly.
* Keep bank statements, expired insurance policies, employment applications for three years.
* Keep invoices, cancelled stock certificates, payroll records, withholding statements for seven years
* Keep deeds, mortgages, tax returns, audit reports, insurance records, legal correspondence, property records permanently.
Businesses, do you know how to protect your customers’ data and privacy? Learn everything you need to know with BBB’s Data Security – Made Simpler.
BBB hosts Secure Your ID Day in the Spring and in the Fall. At last year’s Spring event, 26 BBB’s shredded more than 320.9 tons of sensitive documents free of charge.
Please tell your friends and business associates. We hope to see you there!
Until next time,
Mechele Agbayani Mills