In the United States, an individual’s identity is stolen every two seconds and 56 percent of those victims trace the incident back to private information stolen from their own possession.
To help prevent this from happening within the Triangle community, Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is hosting a fall 'Secure Your ID' Day event in partnership with Coastal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to providing its members the services they need affordably, conveniently and professionally.
The event will be held at the Coastal headquarters off Wake Forest Road in Raleigh, Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Community members can take advantage of complimentary document shredding, collection of computers and hard drives for secure destruction, electric/electronics recycling and identity protection tips.
'Secure Your ID' Day is an easy drive-thru experience for participants, so they never have to leave their cars. Each vehicle is directed to appropriate stations where volunteers collect paper and devices, allowing participants to watch as their sensitive belongings are destroyed or recycled.
People are encouraged to bring up to three boxes/bags of documents that have been removed from binders and up to five electric/electronic devices. Accepted items include computers, cell phones, tablets, TVs, printers, fax machines, DVD/CD players, microwaves and toasters. Items that are not accepted include liquids, loose batteries, thermostats, light bulbs, refrigerators, paint cans and all speakers larger than 18 inches.
Local partners Shred-It and GEEP will be onsite.
For more information, please visit bbbshred.org