Mark Your Calendars BBB® & AARP® Secure Your ID “Shred Day”

Better Business Bureau of the Upstate & AARP® South Carolina are partnering together to host Shred Day, a national event created to promote identity theft and fraud awareness.

On Friday, April 26, the Simpsonville shred event will be held from 9-12 at Heritage Park., 861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC 29680. On Saturday, April 27, the Greenville shred event will be held from 8-11 at the BBB office, 408 N. Church St., Greenville SC 29601 and the Anderson shred event will be held from 8-11 at Anderson Mall (Back Entrance) Civic Center Blvd Entrance off Martin Luther King Blvd Anderson, SC 29621.

Individuals and businesses can take advantage of FREE on-site document shredding, electronic recycling, and take home practical tips to prevent identity theft online and off.

Goodwill® Industries will be on site at each location to recycle computer equipment such as monitors, printers and hard drives; all of which will be wiped by Goodwill® according to Department of Defense Standards.

Consumers are allowed to bring 3 small banker size boxes or 3 plastic bags of shredding. Cardboard boxes will be emptied and returned to consumer. Due to safety concerns and to ensure that as many vehicles as possible are served, foot traffic this year will not be accepted. Consumers will not be permitted to get out of their vehicle to watch their paper be shredded.
The complimentary shred event is first come, first serve or until the shred trucks fill up, so coming early is advised.

“We’re honored to partner with AARP again to provide this free opportunity that allows consumers to shred their unwanted documents and protect their identity,” said Vee Daniel, president and CEO of BBB of the Upstate South Carolina.

For more information about BBB & AARP Shred Day, contact the BBB at (864)242-5052 or visit http://go.bbb.org/2tthHjz.

About BBB:
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation. BBB Serving the Upstate of South Carolina was founded in 1982 and serves 10 counties, including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and Union. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit bbb.org/upstatesc

About AARP:
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.