You are your best defense against identity theft.
Saturday, September 20th
Click HERE to find the participating community BBB and event details near you.
Fifty-six percent* of identity theft victims that could trace the source of the theft ultimately learned that thieves took something that was in their own possession. So the first rule of identity protection is: If you don’t need it, destroy it – responsibly. The Better Business Bureau is here to help.
* Source: 2008 Javelin Strategy & Research
What is BBB “Secure Your ID” Days?
BBB and its partners will host a national identity theft prevention and education event in local communities coast-to-coast on two dates in 2008: Saturday, May 3rd and Saturday, September 20th. Bring up to three boxes/bags of paper documents containing personal identifiers, and we’ll shred it for you -- on the spot. We’ll also distribute great tips and resources that will help you protect your identity – online and off.
LOCAL EVENT DETAILS
Who: BBB of Central SC and Charleston and local partner Shred 360.
When: September 22th, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 1:00PM.
Where: The parking lot of Staples Office Supply Store on 4464 Devine St. in Columbia.
Acceptablele Materials: Standard-size, paper-based materials
Acceptable Quantity: Up to 5 boxes/bags.
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, we leverage one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.
Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses – large and small – rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. We empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 14 countries through North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.
The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is the nonprofit trade organization of the secure destruction industry. With over 1,200 member locations, NAID members provide secure destruction services to business and government across North America.
Other resources for identity theft protection:
Records Retention Schedule
Everyday Habits to Safeguard Your Identity
BBB’s Security & Privacy - Made Simpler (for Small Business Owners)
National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)
Federal Trade Commission Information for Consumers
Federal Trade Commission Information for Businesses
Our next Secure Your ID Day will be
April 26, 2014
Take Advantage of BBB "Secure Your ID" Day
Did you know that protecting your identity is largely in your own hands? Fifty-six percent of identity theft victims traced the theft to something that was stolen from their own possession.
So here’s the first rule: If you don’t need it, shred it – responsibly. BBB is here to help with Secure Your ID Day.
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, BBBs across North America will host this helpful identity theft prevention event featuring FREE on-site shredding, electronic recycling, plus tips to protect your identity.
The fall Secure Your ID Day event is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014