Recent data shows identity theft and fraud continue to be problematic for consumers.
To help combat identity theft and educate the public on best practices to secure personal information, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, in partnership with Tops Friendly Markets, Shred-It, AT&T, KeyBank, Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce, Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce, and West Seneca Chamber of Commerce, present “Secure Your ID Day 2019.”
Join in from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at these local sites:
•Tops Friendly Markets – 355 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca; 3865 Union Road (corner of George Urban), Cheektowaga
Community members are welcome to bring up to three boxes or bags of documents for free on-site shredding. Volunteers from the partnering organizations will be on hand to assist and distribute safety tips.
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York said the best lines of defense are secure paper shredding, education, and routine safety measures to protect digital information. Data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents continue dominating the news, so people may not think about the importance of shredding old sensitive or secure documents. Once an identity thief gets a hold of one’s information, they have it, regardless of how they got it.
AT&T is actively involved in “Secure Your ID Day” again this year providing cybersecurity tips and resources to all who attend one of the locations as part of the company’s Digital You and Cyber Aware programs. AT&T’s Digital You and Cyber Aware are free comprehensive online public education programs that offer tools offer tools, tips, apps, guidance and community educational events for people of all ages and levels to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience, and how to protect themselves from issues such as digital identity theft and sensitive records theft.
BBB offers the following tips to protect one’s identity: