Free On-Site Document Shredding: Secure your ID with BBB!

Your BBB, in partnership with the City of Concord and Ripcord Digital, a BBB Accredited Business, will hold its bi-annual “Secure Your ID Day” on Saturday, April 22 at Concord City Hall in Concord. Bay Area residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend the event and take a key step in identity theft protection by shredding their sensitive paper documents. BBB staff will also be on-site to provide expert advice and tips for identity theft protection.

Identity theft is a serious problem: in 2016, consumers nationwide reported around 400,000 identity theft complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to the FTC, it’s frequently perpetrated through methods like purse snatching, dumpster diving, phishing emails, and spyware.

“Shredding sensitive documents is an important part of guarding against identity theft”, said Lori Wilson, President and CEO of BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California. “It creates a lot of work for you if these documents fall into the wrong hands, so we encourage you to protect yourself.”

BBB Event Details

  • Who: BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California, the City of Concord and Ripcord Digital
  • What: Free on-the-spot document shredding, tips and resources for protecting your identity
  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10 AM to 2 PM (or until trucks reach capacity)
  • Where: Concord City Hall parking lot, 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519 (rain or shine)

Bring up to five boxes of documents to be shredded on site. Documents should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are acceptable.

Ripcord Digital, a BBB Accredited Business, will be present to shred your documents on site. Their shredding truck is equipped with a camera for you to watch the process.

Last year’s fall event in South San Francisco was the most successful event thus far, shredding over seven tons of documents for close to 300 people. Come out this year to help protect yourself and continue the fight against identity theft! Not sure what to bring? Click here to read BBB’s guide to how long you should keep personal documents. A flyer for this event can be found here.

Rebecca is the Community Outreach Coordinator for BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California. She works to advance BBB’s vision of an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. She does this by developing content such as blog posts, press releases, newspaper columns, and PSAs to educate businesses and consumers. Rebecca also represents BBB at community events.

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