Free document shredding and distribution of tips and resources to help protect you from scams and identity theft.
Better Business Bureau invites consumers and businesses in the Salt Lake County area to take part in Secure Your ID Day on Saturday, May 13th. The event provides free document shredding.
Utah ranked 36th highest per capita in reported identity theft in 2022, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In the United States, identity fraud losses jumped to $43 billion in 2022 (Javelin Strategy & Research).
"Treat your personal information like the valuable commodity it is," said Jane Rupp, President and CEO of BBB. "Make sure you shred any documents that include personal or sensitive information to help avoid identity theft."
Bring up to three boxes or bags of documents for free document shredding. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders but staples and paper clips are okay to shred. Participants are encouraged to donate gently used clothing that will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. All items should be washed before donating. Used clothing donations are a way for the entire community to support one-to-one mentoring for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.