One of the best way to protect yourself from identity theft is to keep your personal information (SSN, date of birth, mother's maiden name, account numbers, passwords, etc.) private. One way to help keep this information private is to properly destroy your financial records, credit card statements, junk mail and anything else that you no longer need but are scared to just toss in the dumpster.
NBC 17 is offering a free service to inform the public about identity theft and to make sure their financial records are properly destroyed by shredding the documents right in front of them. The event, called "Shred-It", is Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for a video with more information - http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/news%7CSports%7CLifestyles/story/42375/STOP_Identity_Theft_Now