To prevent identity theft and fraud in the Triangle community, the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is hosting a spring “Secure Your ID” Day event in partnership with Coastal Credit Union. The event will be held at the Coastal headquarters off Wake Forest Road in Raleigh on Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Triangle residents can take advantage of complimentary document shredding, secure destruction of computers and hard drives, electric/electronics recycling and identity protection tips.
The event is an easy drive-thru experience – volunteers collect paper and devices to be destroyed or recycled without you having to leave your vehicle. People can bring up to three boxes/bags of documents that have been removed from binders and up to five electric/electronic devices. Acceptable items include computers, cell phones, tablets, TVs, printers, fax machines, DVD/CD players, microwaves and toasters.
To date, the semi-annual “Secure Your ID” Day events have safely destroyed over 480,000 lbs. of sensitive documents and recycled over 125,000 lbs. of electronics. Additional event information is available at www.bbbshred.org.