Protect Yourself with Free Document Shredding
Identity theft and associated fraud is on the rise. Many people monitor their credit reports and bank accounts frequently and even subscribe to services to do this for them. Other people vow not to perform financial transactions online and try to avoid providing financial information over the telephone. All of these protective and preventive measures have value but many folks overlook what may be a simple means of limiting their exposure to thieves seeking their financial and identity information: document destruction.
Merely throwing your statements and receipts and old records in the mail is unsafe. You should instead destroy your documents before discarding them. A simple means of doing this is using a shredder but an equivalent is using ones hands or a pair of scissors or paper cutter. But a free and possibly even better means of bulk document destruction is to take your documents to a free shred event in your area. Click here for a list of upcoming shred events across North Carolina. The events are free of charge although some of them are at locations where a donation will be requested but not required.
Be a smart consumer and protect your identity and vital information when you can. For tips and resources on being a smart consumer visit the Free Information Center page at my website. And if you have a consumer protection issue contact me for a free initial consultation.