Want to help protect yourself from identity theft? Got stacks or boxes of documents with sensitive information cluttering up your home or office?
Make your way to “Mid-Missouri BBB Shred Day” on Saturday, April 16, between 8:00 a.m. and noon, at the Office Depot parking lot on the corner of Broadway and Providence.
Each year, BBB’s across the country host “Shred Day”, where anyone can show up and shred boxes of documents with sensitive information. The day provides an alternative to throwing the documents away or needlessly storing them to protect the information.
Consumers and businesses may shred up to three boxes of documents. BBB asks visitors to use bags or boxes that can be shredded along with their papers. During their visit, consumers will also be provided information on identity theft protection. Shred-It, a Securit company, is donating the shredding service.
Mid-Missouri BBB recommends shredding documents that contain financial information, account numbers, PINs, birth dates, or Social Security numbers. Examples include expired ID cards, legal documents, credit card and bank statements, and canceled checks.