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BBB Shred Day 2014 Highlights

We loved seeing our TORCH readers at BBB Shred Day this past weekend! Saturday morning was beautiful, and our turnout was great.  More than 20 tons of paper was shredded in Shred-it’s giant trucks– which will be 20 tons of potential for identity theft that the St. Louis area doesn’t need to worry about any more! Here are…

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‘Tech Support’ Calling? Just Hang Up

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor BBB recently got a call from a couple in Overland who had received a call from a person offering to “clean up” their computer and help them avoid problems in the future for $313. All they had to do was let the caller have remote access to their computer. Later,…

Shredding outdated documents is a great way to protect yourself from identity theft.

BBB’s 10 Steps To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Data breaches at local and national companies have put identity theft on the front burner for many consumers. Some consumers may feel helpless to protect themselves, especially when a retailer experiences a security breach. Better Business Bureau reminds consumers that there are things they can do to reduce the threat of…