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					PRESS RELEASE                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For More Information Contact:
Shannon Barney
Public Relations/Event Manager
(206) 676-4162
Shannon@thebbb.org


                 Protect Your Identity—Shred It and Forget It
    Your Better Business Bureau is offering a free shredding service on June 7th.

DuPont, Wash.—May, 2008—Your local BBB is partnering with Rainier Pacific Bank
to bring you the 2008 Shred-A-Thon. Identity Theft is a common and growing
problem, and with new avenues for scammers to pursue, protecting yourself is a
must.

Identity thieves rifle through trash, cars and mailboxes in search of checks, bank
statements and bills. They later use personal information from these documents to
steal money from your accounts or open new credit cards. Both consumers and
businesses are at risk—you should always shred your documents; don’t just toss
them!

At the minimum, any documents that contain financial information, account
numbers, PINs, birth dates or Social Security numbers, should be shredded.
Examples include expired ID cards, legal documents, credit card and bank
statements, cancelled checks and carbon copies.

Please join your BBB and Rainer Pacific Bank for this fun and free event. Your local
Krispy Kreme has also graciously donated doughnuts for this event.

Date:         Saturday, June 7th
Time:         10am- 1pm
Location:     Rainier Pacific Bank
              109 35th Ave. SE
              Puyallup, WA 98374
              *across from the South Hill Mall

BBB representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about
identify theft, scams or marketplace issues. You can also drive up and drop off your
documents if you wish. Your local BBB looks forward to seeing you there.

About the BBB serving Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington
Your BBB is a not-for-profit organization funded by BBB accredited businesses. The
BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. For more
information about the services and products provided by your BBB, call 206-431-
2222 or 253-830-2924 in Washington, 503-212-3022 in Oregon, 907-562-0704 in
Alaska, or visit our Web site at www.bbb.org.


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