Pittsburgh, PA – October 16, 2013 – Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) and its partners, the Municipality of Murrysville, Business Records Management and First Commonwealth Bank, invite Westmoreland County residents and surrounding communities to BBB’s “Secure Your ID” Day. This free paper shredding event is being held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Municipality of Murrysville (4100 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA 15668) from 10 AM – 2 PM.
Residents and small businesses are encouraged to attend the October 19th event and take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing of sensitive documents. BBB staff will be on-site to guide cars through a moving line, offload disposable items and shred them on the spot. Free goodie bags containing educational advice and tips for identity theft protection will also be distributed to attendees.
“In early fall, before the chaos of the holidays hits, it is an ideal time to get organized and dispose of any unnecessary sensitive documents,” says Warren King, president of the Better Business Bureau of Western PA. “In collaboration with BBBs across North America, the goal of “Secure Your ID” Day is to offer a safe and interactive way for consumers to be proactive in protecting their identities.”
Last year alone, more than 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity fraud, with fraudsters stealing over $21 billion. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, this number of identity fraud incidents increased by over one million victims from the previous year.
Bring up to three boxes or bags of documents to be shredded and take home the tips and resources you need to help protect yourself. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders. For more information about this free event, visit to www.bbb.org or call 877.267.5222.
About the BBB System
BBB is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Reviews, charity BBB Wise Giving ReportsTM and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. To further promote trust, BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, 113 BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada, evaluating and monitoring more than 4.5 million local and national businesses and charities. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information about the BBB System.
About the Municipality of Murrysville
The Municipality of Murrysville is a progressive community located 22 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. Murrysville's charming neighborhoods, outstanding school system and rural character make it a great place to work, live and play. www.murrysville.com
About Business Records Management
Business Records Management (BRM) is actively involved in the national information management community. BRM is dedicated to providing its 4,700+ clients with comprehensive solutions for efficient and economical information management. We understand that there is much more to managing records than simply finding a shelf for them. Our customers depend on us for the fast and accurate retrieval of information when they need it. We've built our business on giving our customers what they need: secure storage facilities servicing Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Maryland, same day pickups and deliveries, web access to inventory and for requesting services, scanning services, certified document destruction and certified on-site and off-site destruction of hard drives. Visit our website at www.businessrecordsmanagement.com.
About First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is a $6.4 billion financial holding company headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania. It operates 115 retail branch offices in 15 counties in western and central Pennsylvania through First Commonwealth Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered bank and trust company. Financial services and insurance products are also provided through First Commonwealth Insurance Agency and First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Inc. www.fcbanking.com