“Secure Your ID” Day This Saturday In Bismarck And Fargo

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) and AARP North Dakota invite the Fargo-Moorhead and Bismarck-Mandan communities to “Secure Your ID” Day this Saturday, April 16. Individuals and small businesses can take advantage of FREE on-site document shredding and take home practical tips to prevent identity theft online and off.

The dual events are part of a series of Secure Your ID Day events being hosted by Better Business Bureaus all across the country that day. The BBB and AARP ND, along with local partners Wells Fargo, Recall, The Forum and the Bismarck Tribune, are working together to educate North Dakota consumers about identity theft, which has been the top consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the past eleven years in a row, with over 250,000 cases of identity theft reported to the FTC in 2010.

People are invited to bring one box or bag of documents to be shredded. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples, paper clips, CD’s and floppy discs are okay to be shredded.

BBB Secure Your ID Day Details
Who: The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota and AARP North Dakota, along with local partners The Bismarck Tribune, The Forum, Recall and Wells Fargo.
What: Free document shredding and tips and resources for protecting your identity.
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo, 1050 E. Interstate Ave., Bismarck and
2501 13th Avenue South, Fargo.

For more information on the BBB’s “Secure Your ID” Day and identity theft prevention measures for both consumers and businesses, visit: www.us.bbb.org/secureID.