The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas will host "Shred It & Forget It" on Saturday, April 20, at Central Mall as part of an effort to reduce identity theft.
Shred-It will provide mobile shredding trucks for the one-day event. The BBB invites consumers to bring documents to be shredded for free, such as credit card statements, old checks, I.R.S. tax returns, and anything that lists personal information. Bring up to five (5) boxes per vehicle. (Box size is limited to a standard banker's box, approximately 10 x 12 x 15 inches.)
The BBB stresses the importance to shred confidential documents; when improperly disposed of, tossed documents can lead to identity theft. "Shred It and Forget It" is brought sponsored by Shred-It, MCT Credit Union, Bill Clark Pest Control, Star Graphics, and Clear Channel Radio. The event will be held at the mall parking lot in front of JC Penney between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, contact Debbie Wylde-Bridgeman at (409) 835-5951, Ext. 117  or mdedia [at] bbbsetexas [dot] org.
Since July 2006, 13 Shred It & Forget It events have successfully been held in Southeast Texas.