BBB Hosts Free Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event to Help “Secure Your ID”

Joe Mecca

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Published on 04-03-2018

Categories: Community, Coastal News

 

Protection of personal, sensitive information is more important than ever with identity theft occurring every two seconds in the United States. Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina and Coastal Credit Union are helping Triangle residents protect themselves with a “Secure Your ID” Day event Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Triangle residents can take advantage of complimentary document shredding of up to three boxes/bags, thanks to local partner Shred-It. They can also bring up to five electronic devices. Items with sensitive information, including computers, cell phones and tablets will be securely destroyed thanks to local partner GEEP. TVs, printers, fax machines, DVD/CD players, microwaves and toasters will also be accepted and properly recycled.

The “Secure Your ID” event is an easy drive-thru experience during which guests 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.

The event is being held at the Coastal headquarters off Wake Forest Road in Raleigh (1000 St. Albans Drive). Coastal is a not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to providing its members the services they need affordably, conveniently and professionally.

“Coastal Credit Union has been a great partner in this event for years and we’re thrilled to team up with them again this April,” said Mallory Wojciechowski, president and CEO of BBB serving Eastern North Carolina. “Over the past several years, together we’ve safely destroyed more than 480,000 lbs. of sensitive documents and recycled over 125,000 lbs. of electronics, all protecting Raleigh-area residents.”

“We encourage our members and the community to take a look around their homes and take the steps to collect papers and electronics you no longer need; it’s perfect timing as tax season wraps up and so many people are thinking about spring cleaning,” said Coastal spokesman Joe Mecca. “We’re so proud to partner with BBB again offering people this free opportunity that can do so much to protect you and your family from being some of the thousands of Americans who become victims of identity fraud every year.”

Additional event information is available at www.bbbshred.org.

About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina:
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from over 3,600 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.

About Coastal Credit Union
Coastal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative, offering a full range of financial products and services. Coastal was chartered on August 31, 1967 with the mission of fostering the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” Today, with $2.9 billion in assets, Coastal serves 245,000 members from 1,700 business partners and is among the leading financial institutions in North Carolina. Coastal operates 22 branches in central North Carolina and serves members in all 50 states through a network of 5,000 shared branches, mobile banking featuring mobile check deposit, and a robust offering of online services at www.COASTAL24.com.

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