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Media Contacts :
Lori Willis
Schnuck Markets, Inc
314-994-4602
http://www.schnucks.com
Michelle L. Corey
BBB
314-645-4636
www.stlouisbbb.org
Tracy Hardgrove
BBB
314-645-4636
www.stlouisbbb.org
Date : October 12, 2009

"Shred Day" Skewers Identity Theft October 17 In Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Consumers and businesses can protect themselves by shredding confidential documents at a special “Shred Day” on Saturday, Oct. 17, on the Schnucks parking lot at 2222 Troy Road in Edwardsville (62025).

 

Shredder trucks will be available from 9 a.m. to noon.  Up to three boxes of documents will be shredded for free, and information on identity theft protection also will be available.  Sponsors include the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois (BBB), Illinois Attorney General’s office, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  Shred-It, a Securit company, is donating the shredding service.

 

“Identity fraud cost consumers and businesses $48 billion last year,” said Michelle L. Corey, BBB president and CEO.  “Protecting yourself is a must.”

 

Nearly 10 billion consumers were victimized by scammers and identity thieves last year. Officials recommend shredding any documents that contain financial information, account numbers, PINs, birth dates, or Social Security numbers. Examples include expired ID cards, legal documents, credit card and bank statements, canceled checks and carbon copies.

 

For more information about the event, contact the BBB at 314-645-3300 or www.bbb.org. 

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About the BBB:The BBB is a non-profit organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior.  The BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports, charity wise-giving reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.  Please visit www.bbb.org for more information. 

About Schnucks:Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 106 stores (including five Logli stores) and 103 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.