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Shred Event Kicks Off National Protect Your ID Week

Oct. 15, 2009


This Saturday, Oct. 17 - Secure Your ID With BBB

Anchorage, Alaska – Oct. 15, 2009 – To kick off National Protect Your Identity Week, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington provides a free shredding service.

Taking time to shred now can prevent hassle and cost later. Victims of identity theft usually spend an average of 44 hours and $500 recovering and repairing damage, according to Federal Trade Commission Reports.

Identity theft claimed more than 10 million American victims in 2008, a 22 percent increase over 2007. According to a report from Javelin Strategy and Research, low-tech methods such as swiping personal documents or property account for 43 percent of all identity theft where consumers knew how their identity was compromised.

BBB SECURE YOUR ID DAY

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:
Wells Fargo Northern Lights & C Street Store, 301 West Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage 99503

Shredder: Shred Alaska

Partner: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Alaska

Drive up and drop off up to three (3) grocery bags or boxes of unwanted documents. No cardboard or three-ring binders. Items will be securely shredded on-the-spot by Shred Alaska for free. For details visit: www.akorww.bbb.org/secure-your-id.

What and when should documents be shredded?

Any unwanted personal documents that contain social security numbers, passwords, account numbers or other personal information should be shredded when disposed. To learn how long to keep specific personal records click here.

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