Wisconsin’s Better Business Bureau held a ShredFest at three locations across the state; this event invites people to bring their printed personal information with the purpose of destroying it to protect themselves against identity theft, the Star Tribune reported on September 30.
The document-shredding event took place in Appleton, Madison, and West Allis. Another ShredFest will take place on October 25 in Manitowoc.
Better Business Bureau offices across the country host these events to encourage people to bring in their documents with highly-sensitive personal information, such as account numbers, so that these documents can be shredded for free.
Over 63,000 pounds of documents were destroyed at Wisconsin shredding events in May of this year, the Better Business Bureau reported.
Identity theft is becoming a more commonly persecuted crime, with its new association with the Internet and other developing technologies. The attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. in Appleton believe those charged with identity theft should immediately seek experienced representation, and we may be able to help. Call our offices at (414) 271-9595 today to begin discussing options for your defense.