St. Louis, Mo., April 24, 2012 –
The Better Business Bureau
shredded more than 16 tons of sensitive materials brought to Shred Day events on April 21 at Saint Louis Galleria and the Schnucks supermarket in Edwardsville.
“Consumers can take an important step in protecting their identities by shredding outdated, but sensitive documents at home or at free events like the ones sponsored by the BBB,” said Tracy Hardgrove, BBB vice president of administration and operations. “Identity thieves often use information on discarded or unsecured papers to commit ID theft.”
The BBB co-sponsored the events with the Missouri and Illinois attorneys general and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Shred-It, a Securit company, provided shredding services free of charge.
At Saint Louis Galleria, 420 vehicles brought in 22,845 pounds of material to be shredded. In Edwardsville, the count was 230 vehicles and 9,642 pounds.
The BBB’s next Shred Day event will be on Oct. 20 in Columbia, Mo. More information on protecting your identity is available at www.bbb.org
Tracy Hardgrove, Vice President - Administration & Operations, 314-584-6802, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, 314-584-6743 or 314-681-4719 (cell), email@example.com