Better Business Bureau Kicks Off Money Smart Week with ‘Secure Your ID’ Day

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BBB Hosts Shred Day & Money Smart Week Events to Help Consumers Protect Their Assets.

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In support of Money Smart Week, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is hosting events throughout the week aimed at arming consumers with information and services to fend of identity theft and other fraudulent activities. The BBB will host both in-person events and an online webinar in order to reach a wide array of consumers.

The week begins with ‘Secure Your ID’ Day, a shred and recycling event on April 20, 2013. Community members are encouraged to take an important step in identity protection by attending this shred and electronics recycling event, hosted by the BBB and its partners Cintas, Global Electric Electronic Processing, GreenPath Debt Solutions, Etkin Equities and Fox2 News.

Below are details on all of the BBB Money Smart Week Events:

Secure Your ID Shred Event Details:

What:     BBB Secure Your ID Day
                 * Free Community Shred and Computer/Electronics Recycling event
                 * Free shredding for the first three boxes; $10 donation/after first three
                 * No limit/charge for computers, hard drives, printers, copiers, etc.

When:    Saturday, April 20; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (Must be in line by 12:30 pm)

Where:     BBB Offices; 26777 Central Park Blvd; Southfield, MI 48076

Contact: events(at)easternmichiganbbb(dot)org or 248.799.0305

BBB Money Smart Week Webinar

    What:     Protect Your Money Webinar
                * Think You Couldn’t Fall for a Scam? Think Again…
                * Learn how to protect your investments against scams & fraud

     When:     April 23: 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

     Contact: Register here or contact us at events(at)easternmichiganbbb(dot)org or 248.799.0305

BBB Money Smart Week Business Card & Knowledge Exchange

     What:         Protect Your Identity, Your Cash & Your Future Seminar
                    * Come to the BBB for a light breakfast served during a brief networking session

     Who:     Hear from three dynamic speakers            
                    * Challenging Errors in Your Credit Report: Lisa Ross
                    * Tips on Avoiding Investment Scams: Danae Hanes, Better Business Bureau
                    * Financial Aid Myths, Mistakes, & Opportunities: Jeff Taylor

     When:     April 24: 8:00 am —10:00 am

     Where:    BBB Offices; 26777 Central Park Blvd; Southfield, MI 48076

     Contact: Register here or contact events(at)easternmichiganbbb(dot)org or 248.799.0305

The BBB will also have a presence at these Money Smart Week Events:

  • 4/22 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am: Ask-the-Expert call-in program with Fox 2 News.                                 Call in for fraud/scam advice 248.557.2000
  • 4/22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: CEO Melanie Duquesnel to speak at Farmington Community Library; 2737 W. 12 Mile, Farmington (RSVP: 248.553.6880)
  • 4/25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: BBB will provide fraud & scam information at the City of Northville Senior Center: 303 West Main Street, Northville (RSVP: 248.349.4140)

About The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula

The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting trust in the marketplace by assisting in the protection of consumers and businesses from fraud and unethical business practices. In addition to its recognized dispute resolution services, the BBB maintains business reviews on the customer service history of more than 90,000 local businesses and provides consumer education materials on numerous topics. The BBB provides its services free to the public and its service territory stretches across Eastern Michigan from Ann Arbor through Metropolitan Detroit, Lansing, Flint, upward to Alpena, and covers the entire Upper Peninsula of the state.

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