BBB hosts ‘Shred Fest’ to dispose of paper documents with private information

BBB hosts ‘Shred Fest’ to dispose of paper documents with private information

Information provided by the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) will hold their annual Secure Your ID Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Residents are encouraged to attend the event and take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing of their sensitive paper documents as well as CDs and floppy discs.

“Properly destroying documents that carry information you don’t want getting into the hands of crooks is an important first step to fighting identity theft, but it doesn’t end there,” said Carmen Million, BBB President. “That’s why BBB experts will also be on hand offering important advice and simple steps everyone can take to prevent ID theft in their daily lives, both online and off.”

BBB Event Details

  • Who: Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana, Inc.
  • What: Free on-the-spot document shredding
  • When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon
  • Where: 9401 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge, LA

CONSUMERS ONLY! Bring up to three boxes or bags of documents 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, but staples, paper clips, CDs and floppy discs are okay to be shredded.

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

This is a free event to the public, however the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will be on site to collect nonperishable food items.

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