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Better Business Bureau Offering Free Documents Shred Day in Kennewick

Posted: Updated: - The Better Business Bureau is inviting the Tri-Cities community to take part in an event this weekend to help prevent identity theft.

The BBB says Secure Your ID Day will run Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. It's a free event held in the Numerica Credit Union parking lot, W 3115 Kennewick Avenue. Residents and small businesses will be able to shred and properly dispose of their sensitive documents.

BBB staff will also be on-site to provide advice and tips for identity theft protection.

Participants can bring up to two banker boxes or three grocery bags of documents to be shredded by DeVries Business Services. Documents must be removed from binders and be free of binder clips.

According to a 2011 report, 8.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft, resulting in the loss of $37 billion.