BELLEVUE – Attorney General Rob McKenna will make a guest appearance Saturday morning at a Secure Your ID Day shred event in Bellevue. The state’s top crusader for identity theft prevention will join consumers in destroying sensitive documents they no longer need.
WHO: Attorney General Rob McKenna
WHAT: Free Community Shred Event
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2009
9-9:45 a.m. - Rob McKenna available for photos and interviews
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Shred event
WHERE: Honda Auto Center of Bellevue
13291 SE 36th St. (off I-90 near Factoria)
DETAILS: Secure Your ID Day is a campaign by the Better Business Bureau to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding personal information. Consumers and small businesses are invited to bring up to three grocery bags of documents; no cardboard. Shredding will be provided by Cintas Document Management. BBB representatives will be available to answer questions about identity theft and scams.
The Attorney General’s Office, which has made reducing identity theft in Washington a top priority, lists free shred events organized by financial institutions, police programs and others on its Web site at www.atg.wa.gov/shredathon.aspx. The site also includes a list of suggested items to shred, as well as guidelines on how long to keep records.
Kristin Alexander, AGO Media Relations Manager, (206) 464-6432
Niki Horace, BBB Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, 206.431.2222 - ext. 187