Better Business Bureau to offer free on-site document shredding on Saturday, Sept. 14

Press release

From Better Business Bureau:

Asheville, NC – August 20, 2013 – The Better Business Bureau Serving Asheville and Western North Carolina invites the Western North Carolina Community to the BBB “Shred Day/Secure Your ID” Day Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Executive Park – College Street parking lot, Asheville, North Carolina from 9am-1pm. The co-sponsors for this event are OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling and American Security Shredding. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend the event and take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing of their sensitive documents. BBB staff will be on-site to provide expert advice and tips for identity theft protection.

“Shredding sensitive paper documents is an important step, but it doesn’t end there,” said Norma Messer, President of the Better Business Bureau serving Asheville and Western North Carolina.

“This is largely a crime of access,” added Messer. “Our goal here is to make the information less accessible and empower people to be their own first line of defense against identity theft.”

Bring up to three boxes or bags (weighing no more than 50 pounds) of documents with confidential information to be shredded and take home the tips and resources you need to help protect yourself. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders.

The Better Business Bureau Serving Asheville and Western North Carolina serves 17 counties and is supported by approximately 1,600 businesses. Consumers may call the bureau at 253-2392 from Buncombe County or 800-452-2882 from other counties in Western North Carolina. Consumers may obtain reports on companies and charities, file a complaint or get consumer tips by going to the Web site, www.asheville.bbb.org


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