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Protecting your identity, before the WSLS Shred event

The WSLS 10 Shred event is back!

We’re here to help you protect your identity and cut through some of the clutter along the way.

Do you have a lot of clutter? But are you nervous about having your information stolen?

Well, the Better Business Bureau has stated that shredding events are crucial to keeping your information secure properly.

The Better Business Bureau suggests shredding documents such as bank statements, pay stubs, paid utility bills, pre-approved credit card or loan applications, and supporting tax documents.

“I have information I don’t want to divulge, I’m putting it in the trash, I don’t know who’s digging it, there’s enough of it circulating on the Internet as it is, I don’t need any more “,” said Chaz Ruvolis.

While eliminating physical clutter, don’t forget the digital clutter that resides on our phones or laptops. The Better Business Bureau says it might be a good idea to get a digital makeover, such as keeping passwords private, locking down your logins, backing up your electronic devices, updating your software, and being careful about what you share on social media .

“I update everything, but I don’t change my passwords as often as I should, maybe it’s just the generation I’m in, I’m just like oh, it’s okay, I’ll find a solution…but I should definitely change them more often,” Reese Hood said.

People in our area have spotted scammers through social media and are trying to avoid getting hacked.

“It’s better to share less on social media,” said Joyce Cox.

If you still have those pesky piles of papers with personal information, you can bring up to three trash bags, all for free.

Our WSLS team will be here at the Berglund Center on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon to help you protect your identity and declutter your life.

For more information on the event, click here.

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