Free FOX10 Shred event at Spanish Fort Center this Saturday morning from 7-11am
The shred event is free for everyone and will take place in the parking lot near the Bass Pro Shop in Spanish Fort this Saturday morning from 7-11am. For more information, click here.
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Identity theft is a serious problem throughout Alabama that can manifest itself in a variety of ways.
“They’re starting to open loans in their name, they’re starting to open bank accounts in their name,” said Better Business Bureau vice president World Donaldson. “They also have access to their information so you can be recreated very quickly if you’re not careful.”
Although it doesn’t take long for identity theft to cause problems. Donaldson says it’s not that easy to undo the damage.
“It’s not damage that goes away overnight,” Donaldson said. “When you are a victim of identity theft, it can last for years because it takes a long time to settle everything on your accounts”
Experts recommend shredding sensitive documents such as old credit card receipts, medical bills, and some others that you might not normally think of.
“We still get a lot of credit card offers in the mail, so you don’t want to throw them in your trash can, because that way someone can just pick them up, fill them in, change the address and send them. to them,” Donaldson added.
That’s why we’re teaming up with Gilmore to bring you an easy way to securely shred all those old documents at once.
“It’s the safest way to get rid of your old bank statements, medical bills, and maybe some health records that are no longer valuable,” Donaldson said. “So you get rid of that information in a shredding event and you’re very safe.”
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