In conjunction with local community partners, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions invites consumers and small business owners to Secure Your ID Day, Saturday, October 5, for free on-the-spot document shredding, cell phone and computer/electronic recycling and take-home prevention resources to help protect against and recover from identity theft.
Consumers may bring up to three boxes or bags of documents to be shredded. Items should be removed from binders and staple free. Certified computer, electronics and cell phone recycling services will be offered, and certified credit counselors will be present to answer questions regarding ID theft. Attendees can also enter to win one free year of AllClear ID PRO by providing their email address.
Secure Your ID Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at two locations in the metro area: Arsenal Credit Union at 8651 Watson Road in Webster Groves and Lowes Home Improvement at 3180 N Highway 67 in Florissant. The events will take place on the parking lot.
October is Secure Your Identity Month, which was founded to bring attention to the growing ID theft crisis and to help consumers protect their own identities. Credit counseling agencies, like ClearPoint, are seeing more and more clients who experience ensuing credit difficulties as a result of ID theft. For the thirteenth year in a row, ID theft was also the subject most frequently complained about by consumers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC reports that complaints about identity theft increased 3% in 2012 and represent nearly one-fifth of the entire number of complaints received by the agency.Participating partners in this event include: Cintas Document Management, RNA Worldwide Electronics Recycling, Arsenal Credit Union, AARP of Missouri, Lowes Home Improvement and AllClear ID.