Better Business Bureau ShredFest on Saturday, April 20

April 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Have sensitive documents shredded for free at ShredFest sponsored by the Better Business Bureau on Saturday, April 20.

Visit Layton State Bank in West Allis between 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. and receive free shredding for up to three boxes of documents. The Layton State Bank in West Allis is located at 10427 W. Lincoln Avenue.

Each year, millions of Americans are the victims of identity theft. Shredding sensitive documents helps minimize the chance of having your identity stolen. In addition to free shredding, ShredFest participants will receive advice from the BBB on how to protect yourself from ID thieves.

The BBB website contains suggestions on which documents should be shredded and how long the records should be retained before shredding them:

  • Canceled checks
  • Deposit, ATM, credit card and debit card receipts
  • Credit card and bank account statements
  • Credit card contracts and other loan agreements
  • Documentation of a purchase or sale of stocks, bonds and other investments
  • Paycheck Stubs
  • Utility or monthly bills

There are also ShredFest events in Madison and Appleton. Visit the BBB Shredfest webpage for more information on other ShredFest events and to receive more advice on protecting yourself from identity thieves.

Free Paper Shredding at Office Depot

If you are unable to visit ShredFest on Saturday, you can also receive free paper shredding for free at Office Depot. Use the coupon from the Office Depot website to get up to five pounds of paper shredded for free through May 1!

Better Business Bureau Free Shredding Event on March 4

March 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is hosting a free shredding event with the U.S. Postal Service on Monday, March 4.

The shredding event will take place from 9 a.m. until noon at the Milwaukee Main Post Office at 345 W. St. Paul Avenue. Individuals as well as businesses are invited to bring up to three boxes of documents to be shredded for free.

The Better Business Bureau reports that nearly 10 million Americans were the victims of identity theft in 2011 with 2,782 reported cases of identity theft in Wisconsin. Shredding documents helps minimize the chance of identity theft.

For more information about the Better Business Bureau free shredding event, visit the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau website.

Better Business Bureau ShredFest on Saturday, October 20

October 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The Better Business Bureau is offering free paper shredding at ShredFest on Saturday, October 20 at AnchorBank in Franklin.  Visit AnchorBank between 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. and have up to three boxes of items shredded for free.  The AnchorBank in Franklin is located at 7745 W. Rawson Ave.

The Better Business Bureau reports that 8.3 million Americans were the victims of identity theft in 2011. Shredding documents helps minimize the chance of identity theft.

The BBB website contains suggestions on how long the following records should be retained before shredding them:

  • Canceled checks
  • Deposit, ATM, credit card and debit card receipts
  • Credit card and bank account statements
  • Credit card contracts and other loan agreements
  • Documentation of a purchase or sale of stocks, bonds and other investments
  • Paycheck Stubs
  • Utility or monthly bills

There are also ShredFest events in Madison and Appleton.  Visit the BBB Shredfest webpage for more information on other ShredFest events and to receive more advice on protecting yourself from identity thieves.

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