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Sunday, October 18, 2009

BBB Free Document Destruction at Gilmore Services, Marianna.

Your Better Business Bureau® serving Northwest Florida and its national partners, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and the National Association for Information Destruction invite individuals to take the necessary steps in protecting their identity during this year’s “Secure Your ID” Day shredding event.
BBB is partnering locally with Gilmore Services to help individuals take steps to protect their personal information. BBB staff will be on-site to provide expert advice and tips for ID theft protection.
BBB and its local partner will be at Gilmore Services new facility in Marianna on Saturday, Oct. 17, to offer free document shredding and advice and resources for protecting personal information.
During our local “Secure Your ID Day” events held last spring, 1,861 people brought approximately 54,000 pounds of sensitive documents to be destroyed by Gilmore Services and to receive information about protecting themselves from identity theft.
Contrary to popular belief, only 12 percent of identity theft is committed online. The majority of identity theft occurs when the thief has direct contact with the victim’s personal information such as through a stolen or lost wallet, or by rifling through the victim’s mailbox or trash.
“Identity theft is largely a crime of access,” said Norman Wright, President/CEO of your BBB serving Northwest Florida. “Our goal is to make the information less accessible and empower people to be their own first line of defense against identity theft. With community-based BBBs across North America collaborating simultaneously, we’ll have a tremendous coast-to-coast presence that will hopefully, prevent a lot of theft.”
BBB Secure Your ID Day Details
Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Gilmore Services, 3553 Industrial Park Drive, Marianna, Fla. (corner of Wiley Drive and Industrial Park Drive near the EMS building)

Bring up to 50 pounds of documents to be shredded on site, free-of-charge and take home tips and resources you need to help protect yourself. Please do not tie bags.

For more information on “Secure Your ID” Day, visit and for additional advice you can trust on protecting yourself against identity theft, start with

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