Black & Decker Paper Shredders and Better Business Bureau Drive Awareness of Identity Theft Protection

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Company Donates Products from its New Line of Shredders for Secure Your ID Day

We share Better Business Bureau’s commitment to raise awareness of identity theft and educate consumers on protective measures, and are happy to be working with them on this issue

On Saturday, October 17 Better Business Bureau (BBB) hosts its annual identity theft prevention and education event – Secure Your ID Day – in communities across North America. Business owners and consumers are invited to bring their paper and data CDs to various locations and BBB will shred items free of charge and on the spot. Protecting against identity theft is paramount. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 135,534 Americans were victims of paper-related identity theft during the first half of 2009. In support of BBB’s Secure Your ID Day and to raise awareness about the importance of identity theft protection, Black & Decker will be donating products from its new line of stylish and reliable paper shredders for the home and small office to bureaus that participate in the event – bureaus will donate shredders to consumers who attend local events.

“We share Better Business Bureau’s commitment to raise awareness of identity theft and educate consumers on protective measures, and are happy to be working with them on this issue,” said Joel Wasserman, general manager, Black & Decker WorkSpace Solutions. “Black & Decker paper shredders protect homes and small offices in style with innovative designs and added safety features.”

Black & Decker paper shredders provide trusted protection, durability, design and convenient security options for the home and home office. The newest essential for the home and small office, these appliances are durable and easy to use. A variety of models are available ranging from $39.99 to $189.99.

For more information about Black & Decker paper shredders, please visit http://www.blackanddeckershredders.com. For a listing of bureaus participating in Secure Your ID Day, please visit http://www.bbb.org/us/secure-your-id-participants/.

About Black & Decker Paper Shredders
For nearly 100 years, Black & Decker has been the trusted brand leader in providing intelligent solutions for everyday life. As life changes, Black & Decker continues to offer innovative product solutions.

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