Details for this event:
What: BBB Secure Your ID Day – a Community Shred and Computer Recycling event
When: Saturday, April 21; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Doris Hendricks; 248.799.0305 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Identity theft is a serious concern; in fact in 2011, more than 11 million adults became victims of identity fraud in the US. This is why we are offering this important service to our community,” said Melanie Duquesnel, president & CEO, Better Business Bureau serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan. “We urge residents to take the time to come in and shred sensitive documents that could otherwise put them at risk. Participants can also talk to our staff to obtain the information they need to prevent ID theft.”
Consumers and small businesses can bring up to three boxes or bags of sensitive paper documents to be shredded on the spot for free by event partner Cintas. $10 per box/bag exceeding the free promotion will be charged with proceeds supporting the BBB Educational Foundation.
Event partner Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) of Michigan will be on hand to collect computer hard drives, printers, copiers, scanners, desktops, laptops, keyboards, mice, DVD and VCR players, free of charge, to be destroyed or recycled.
All shredded paper, destroyed hard drives and electronic equipment from this event will be recycled to protect the environment. Our Secure Your ID Day partner, GreenPath Debt Solutions, will also provide on-site certified counselors to educate about their services and schedule one-on-one counseling sessions.
Secure your ID Day is also generously supported by our partners at Fox 2 and Etkin Equities.
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Better Business Bureau Serving Detroit and Eastern Michigan is a non-profit organization with the purpose of preventing fraud and unethical business practices and promoting trust in the marketplace. In addition to its recognized dispute resolution services, BBB maintains reliability reports on the customer service history of more than 80,000 local businesses and provides consumer education materials on numerous topics. BBB provides its services free to the public and its service territory stretches across Eastern Michigan from Jackson through Metropolitan Detroit, Lansing, Flint, upward to Alpena, and covers the entire Upper Peninsula of the state.