Despite inclement weather, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) and AARP North Dakota are proud to proclaim “Secure Your ID” Day a success. The dual events, held Saturday, April 16 in Bismarck and Fargo, attracted 450 participants and a total of almost four tons of sensitive documents were collected for shredding. BBB experts were also on hand to provide practical tips on how to prevent identity theft online and off.
“It’s a tribute to the hardiness of North Dakota and Minnesota citizens that so many braved the elements to participate in this great event, taking a crucial step in protecting themselves from identity theft,” said Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. “Consumer turnout for Secure Your ID Day has increased each year and we look forward to that trend continuing in the future.”
“Secure Your ID” Day events are held twice yearly in North Dakota, and are sponsored by the BBB and AARP ND, along with local partners The Bismarck Tribune, The Forum, Recall and Wells Fargo. The next “Secure Your ID” Day is scheduled for this fall, with details to be announced soon.
For more information on the BBB’s “Secure Your ID” Day and identity theft prevention measures for both consumers and businesses, visit: www.bbb.org/secureID.