Protecting yourself against identity theft

Posted at 10:14 AM, Oct 08, 2016

One misplaced personal document and you could end up like Sandy Patterson from Identity Thief.

According to the Better Business Bureau, 13.1 million Americans reported they were a victim of identity fraud last year. Every two seconds, someone becomes an identity fraud victim.

The BBB is at Tops on Union Road in Cheektowaga until 2 p.m. Saturday for a free paper shredding event. This will help people reduce their chances of having their identity stolen.