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BBB to Host Secure Your ID Day in Tyler –   Tyler Texas  March 21 2018 – Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas is part of an expansive network of local BBBs across North America that collaborates to produce this bi-annual shred day eve…

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Tyler, Texas, March 21, 2018Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas is part of an expansive network of local BBBs across North America that collaborates to produce this bi-annual shred day event. The program is a BBB-branded identity theft, fraud prevention and educational initiative that features on-site document destruction and distribution of identity protection tips and resources to local communities. 

“Over fifty percent of identity theft victims traced the theft to something which was stolen from their possession, so protecting our identities is largely in our own hands”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “BBB Shred Day is an opportunity for local consumers and businesses to take some proactive measures to prevent identity theft and help the environment through free on-site document shredding, as well as paper, cell phone and computer recycling”.

On Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at BBB Tyler offices (3600 Old Bullard Rd. Tyler, TX), companies and individuals can shred up to three bags maximum per vehicle at no charge. Special thanks to Ark La Tex Shredding and Goodwill Industries of East Texas for generously donating their services for document shredding and electronic equipment recycling.

Documents to consider shredding are:

  • Cancelled and voided checks

  • Pay stubs

  • Credit card and bank statements

  • Credit Reports and history

  • Tax forms

  • Used airline tickets

  • Medical and dental records

  • Anything with your Social Security number, pin numbers or account information

For more information about this and future BBB community events, please contact Coleman Swierc, Community Partnership Coordinator at 903-581-5704 or [email protected]..

For a complete listing of upcoming BBB events, please go to bbb.org.

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ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Central East Texas, which was founded in 1985 and serves 19 counties.



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