A Shred Ahead® Partners with BBB to Help Fight Identity Theft

The Companies are Offering Free Document Shredding on April 20, 2013

Durham, N.C., April 4, 2013 – Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina announces today that two locally-owned paper shredding companies, PROSHRED® Security and A Shred Ahead®, are sponsoring the “Secure Your ID” Day event on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The two companies will provide free document shredding services from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Coastal Federal Credit Union headquarters at 1000 St. Albans Drive in Raleigh, NC.

Based in Durham, North Carolina, A Shred Ahead the largest independent shredding company in the south. PROSHRED is also locally owned, and it is part of a nationally-operated network that offers on-site document destruction and recycling services to businesses and consumers.

“As identity theft concerns continue to grow, shredding personal documents is a simple yet effective way to reduce the risk of becoming a victim,” says Jim Klemes, PROSHRED® general manager.

“The ‘Secure Your ID’ Day event is a great resource for Triangle residents,” says John Chapman, co-owner of A Shred Ahead. “We are honored to partner with the BBB in protecting people from identity theft.”

Participants are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders. In addition to free document shredding, Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) will be collecting electric and electronic devices to recycle certain components and safely dispose of the rest. The BBB and other partner organizations will also provide tips and resources to help consumers protect their identity.

“Secure Your ID” Day is jointly organized by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling to raise public awareness and educate Americans on the issues surrounding identity theft. During the event, local partner Coastal Federal Credit Union will be on hand to educate consumers about protecting their identity. Curtis Media Group stations WPTF, 96.9 BZJ and Funny 570 are serving as promotional partners for the event as well. Additional event information is available at www.easternnc.bbb.org/secure-your-id

About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. The BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence, and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by the BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer and business education programs, and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.


PROSHRED® shreds and recycles confidential documents and proprietary materials for thousands of customers in the United States in all industry sectors. PROSHRED® is a pioneer in the mobile document destruction and recycling industry. It is the company’s vision is to be the “system of choice,” and to provide shredding and recycling services to a global market. Find out more about PROSHRED® as well as our calendar of free local community shredding events for the public at www.proshred.com.

About A Shred Ahead

A Shred Ahead, based in Durham, North Carolina, is family-owned independent document destruction company. Using state-of-the-art shredding equipment, A Shred Ahead provides secure shredding services for businesses and government agencies. A Shred Ahead destroys all types of confidential and sensitive information, including financial records, electronic media, medical records, and intellectual property. Visit us at www.ashredahead.com.


Tom Hanlon or John Chapman
A Shred Ahead

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