Tuesday, October 2, 2012

BBB Announces Second Annual Shred It for Oct 19 #yyj

BBB Announces Second Annual Shred It!
Secure Your ID Day Community Event

VICTORIA BC – The BBB serving Vancouver Island, in partnership with Access Records & Media Management, has announced that it will once again host the FREE Shred It! Secure Your ID Day community event on October 19, 2012.

All individuals and small businesses are invited to bring confidential or private paper documents (up to a maximum of 5 boxes or bags) to be safely and securely shredded onsite – for NO CHARGE. The Shred It! Secure Your ID Day free event will take place on Friday October 19, 2012 at Tillicum Centre (in the parking lot outside Old Navy) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“Last year was the first time we hosted Shred It! It was such an amazing success that we knew we had to bring it back again this year,” said Rosalind Scott, President & CEO of the BBB Serving Vancouver Island. “Not only did the community come out and bring over 10,000 pounds of documents to be shredded (the equivalent of 400+ full file boxes), but we also managed to raise over $1600 through individual donations and the sale of hot dogs, which was donated to local charities through the Rotary Club of Victoria. I am confident we can do even better this year!”

BBB staff will be at the event to answer any questions people have about identity theft and how best to protect themselves, and once again the Rotary Club of Victoria will be onsite selling hot dogs. All food sale proceeds will be donated to local charities.

“Everyone in the community is invited to come out to Shred It! with us,” said Scott. “Access Records & Media Management will have their mobile shredding truck available onsite. Regularly shredding confidential documents is a vital step in protecting yourself from identity theft. Here is your chance to empty out your filing cabinets, your wallets, your recycling bins or wherever you keep your receipts, bank or credit card statements, pay stubs and investment information – and get it shredded!

Shredding services are free of charge, however, people are invited to make a small donation to the Rotary Club of Victoria in support of local charity.”

For more information about the Shred It! Secure Your ID Day event, what documents you should regularly be shredding and for details on what materials can be shredded visit www.vi.bbb.org/bbb-business-events.

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