Tyler, Texas, September 17, 2013 –Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas is part of an expansive network of local BBBs across North America that collaborates to produce this bi-annual shred day event. The program is a BBB-branded identity theft, fraud prevention and educational initiative that features on-site document destruction and distribution of identity protection tips and resources to local communities.
“Over fifty percent of identity theft victims traced the theft to something which was stolen from their possession, so protecting our identities is largely in our own hands”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “BBB Shred Day is an opportunity for local consumers and businesses to take some proactive measures to prevent identity theft and help the environment through free on-site document shredding, as well as paper, cell phone and computer recycling”.
On Wednesday, October 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lindale Chamber of Commerce (205 S. Main St. Lindale, TX), on Saturday, October 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at East Texas Shredding (1114 W. Harrison Longview, TX) and on Wednesday, October 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Van City Hall (189 N Maple St Van, TX 75790), companies and individuals can shred up to three hundred pounds of paper per vehicle at no charge. East Texas Shredding and Ark La Tex Shredding are generously donating their services. Information on identity theft protection also will be available.
For more information about the events, contact BBB at 903-581-5704 or by going to www.easttexas.bbb.org A guide to documents that should be retained is below. More information is available at http://www.bbb.org/us/Identity-Theft-Resources/.
Contacts: Mechele Mills, President & CEO firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaylen Burgess, Communication Assistant email@example.com.