GEEP Partners with Better Business Bureau for ‘Secure Your ID’ Events

GEEP Michigan and GEEP North Carolina have partnered with local Better Business Bureau (BBB) chapters in their regions to participate in Secure Your ID events in October 2014.

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Over half of identity theft victims can trace it to an item of theirs, so consumers are urged to shred documents and securely recycle their computers as an important step in protecting their privacy. Document shredding and electronics recycling are two of the most effective ways to dispose of sensitive records, data, documents and information. Electronic devices, even when no longer in use, often retain confidential personal information that can fall into the wrong hands if data wiped or disposed of incorrectly; properly destroying this information is imperative to personal security.

BBB Serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan partnered this fall with GEEP, Shred-It, GreenPath Debt Solutions and Fox 2 News to host their “Secure Your ID” Day in Southfield, Michigan on October 11. The event successfully collected over 10,000 pounds of electronic waste that will be safely and securely recycled at GEEP’s facility in Redford, Michigan.

BBB Eastern North Carolina‘s “Secure Your ID” Day event will take place on Saturday, October 18. The event will include document shredding, collection of computers and hard-drives for secure destruction, and electric/electronics recycling.

Shredding and electronics recycling will be offered at two locations:

Coastal Federal Credit Union
1000 St. Albans Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lafayette Village in front of the Executive Office Suites
8480 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
8:00 – 12:30 pm

Presenting sponsors, Coastal Federal Credit Union and Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village, will be on hand educating consumers on protecting their identity.GEEP will recycle electronics at both locations.  ProShred and A Shred Ahead will provide document shredding.

Individuals are encouraged to bring up to 3 boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders, and up to 5 electric/electronic devices, such as computers, cell phones, tablets or TVs, as well as printers, fax machines, vacuums, dvd/cd players, and toasters.