BBB Shred Day Offers Shredding, Recycling and ID Theft Prevention
San Antonio, TX -- BBB Education Foundation invites San Antonio area consumers and businesses to participate in its bi-annual Shred Day on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The event provides free shredding and recycling services to take steps toward identity theft prevention and a greener planet. BBB Education Foundation will also offer free, safe computer and cell phone recycling as an extra benefit.
BBB Shred Day Details
Who: BBB Education Foundation invites all Austin area consumers and business owners.
What: Free on-site document shredding, recycling and resources for preventing identity theft. Bring up to five boxes or bags of documents to be shredded as well as old computers and cell phones to be recycled. Staples do not need to be removed, but documents should be taken out of binders.
When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9am to 1pm.
Where: Wonderland of the Americas Mall (near Burlington Coat Factory) at 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.
According to Consumer Sentinel Network, over 24,000 Texans became victims of identity theft in 2010. The most common forms of identity theft occur through forging driver’s licenses and personal government documents. To help take away the access to these materials, BBB Education Foundation urges everyone to properly dispose of sensitive documents and electronics that contain this information.
According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, data breaches from portable and stationary electronic devices, such as laptop and desktop computers and external hard drives, resulted in over 7.2 million personal records becoming compromised last year. The recycling services on BBB Shred Day are a chance to take a significant step toward responsible data security.
For more information on BBB Shred Day, visit sanantonio.bbb.org/shred. This event is brought to you by BBB Education Foundation serving Central, Coastal and Southwest Texas in partnership with Dell, Goodwill, Shred-It San Antonio, Waste Management and the Wireless Alliance.
BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.
Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities.
Contact BBB serving Central, Coastal and Southwest Texas at (512) 445-4748
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