ITD to join in document shredding event at Headquarters
What should you do with five-year old bank and credit card statements and tax return documents? Reports from your stock broker? Correspondence with your attorney?
Last year, 8.1 million Americans became victims of ID theft, resulting in the loss of $45 billion, according to a 2008 report from Javelin Strategy and Research.
Consumers and businesses can bring up to three boxes or bags of old checks, bank statements, junk mail, old documents, records files, etc. and watch them be shredded.
Shredding of sensitive information is one way to protect yourself and business from identity theft. The BBB’s Web site has additional information about prevention of identity theft at www.bbb.org .
Since 2005, the BBB has hosted eight shredding events, disposing of 115,000 pounds of personal information for 2,400 households around southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Cintas and Western Records Destruction offer their services free to the community to help prevent identity theft.