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Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan hosts the Fall ‘Secure Your ID’ Day

Michigan Business Network
September 11, 2019 12:00 PM


Shred-It to Provide On-Site Document Shredding at BBB Event

Southfield, MI – September 10, 2019  Better Business Bureau® Serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan is once again partnering with Shred-It to host ‘Secure Your ID’ Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The event will be hosted at Southfield High School; open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All cars must be in line by 12:30. There will be electronic recycling at this event.

Shred-It will shred up to three grocery-sized bags of sensitive paper documents at no charge. There will be a $10 per bag charge for any additional bags, with proceeds supporting the BBB Educational Foundation.

BBB® will also provide electronic recycling. Only select electronics will be accepted. BBB CANNOT accept TV’s of any kind, CRT monitors, printers, copiers or fax machines.

According to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, Michigan ranked No. 10 in the nation for the number of fraud complaints and No. 8 in reports of identity theft. Identity theft can be committed in many ways such as Government Documents or Benefits Fraud, which tied for top of the list with credit card fraud and other identity theft at 23 percent of the reports. It can also be perpetrated through phone or utilities fraud (17%), employment or tax-related fraud (15%), according to the FTC. 


“Over half of identity theft victims can trace the theft back to something that was once in their possession,” said Melanie Duquesnel, President and CEO of BBB® Serving Eastern Michigan (Shown Left). “By properly disposing of documents containing your personal information, you are protecting yourself from future identity theft.”


Document shredding is one of the most effective ways to dispose of sensitive records, data, documents and information that could be the target of identity thieves. However, it is important to know how long to keep certain documents, so prior to attending the event or shredding at home, consumers should consult this records retention schedule for more information.

Details for this event:

What:     BBB ‘Secure Your ID Day’ 

Document Shredding Event


When:    Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please be in line by 12:30 pm.


Where:   Southfield High School

               24661 Lahser

               Southfield, MI 48033


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About Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting trust in the marketplace by assisting in the protection of consumers and businesses from fraud and unethical business practices. In addition to its recognized dispute resolution services, BBB maintains business reviews on the customer service history of more than 85,000 local businesses and provides consumer education materials on numerous topics. BBB provides its services free to the public and its service territory stretches across Eastern Michigan from Ann Arbor through Metropolitan Detroit, Lansing, Flint, upward to Alpena, and covers the entire Upper Peninsula of the state.

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