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Protect Your Good Name

RBC Bank Hosts Identity Theft Prevention Seminar and Shred-a-thon with FBI and N.C. Attorney General's Office

WHAT:

Each year almost 10 million people are victims of identity theft. Long after the crime is complete, victims are left with the expensive and time-consuming process of re-establishing their good name and credit.

RBC Bank is committed to helping people rigorously guard their privacy and personal information. That's why the bank is proud to present an Identity Theft Prevention Seminar and Shred-a-thon at the RBC Center. It's a free RBC Bank event that's open to the public to deliver straight facts on identity theft and provide the tools and services people need to protect their name, credit history and private information.

Identity Theft Seminar

Join FBI Special Agent David Johnson and Caroline Farmer of the North Carolina Office of the Attorney General for an informative discussion of questions including:

  • What is identity theft?
  • Who is impacted?
  • Are you at risk?
  • How can you protect yourself?
  • What can you do if your identity is stolen?

Space for the identity theft seminar is limited, and people interested are encouraged to register online at www.rbcbankusa.com/seminar. The first 100 people to register receive a free $10 gift card, and everyone who attends the seminar will receive a special gift.

Shred-a-thon

Bring unwanted junk mail, old bank statements and other personal documents you would like to destroy to the RBC Center and shred them for free. RBC Bank and Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in information protection and storage services, will hold a "Shred- Thon" to offer free document shredding services and consumer education literature to Triangle consumers and business owners.

RBC Bank has hosted a series of Shred-a-Thons in communities where it does business in order to help residents learn how to protect their identities and reputations from thieves. These efforts are part of the bank's financial literacy initiative. The bank has partnered with the North Carolina Department of Justice to host six Shred-a-Thons in Wilmington, Greensboro, Durham, Rocky Mount and Fayetteville.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 
Shred-a-thon 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(rain or shine)
Identity Theft Prevention Seminar 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

RBC Center
1400 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPP:

David R. Johnson, supervisory special agent, Charlotte Division, FBI, and Caroline Farmer, deputy Director, N.C. Attorney General's office will be available for interviews on site from 4-5 p.m. Paul Gray, RBC Bank Director for Privacy and Information Risk Management, will be available for interviews as consumers witness the secure destruction of their personal information during the Shred-a-Thon. To schedule an interview, please contact Jamie Mitchell at (919) 788-5613 or Jamie.Mitchell@rbc.com.

About RBC Bank

RBC Bank, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., offers a wide range of financial services and advice, including a complete line of banking, and mortgage services to individuals, businesses and public institutions throughout the Southeast. RBC Bank's network includes more than 430 full-service banking centers, an extensive ATM network, and telephone and online banking. In addition, RBC Bank offers builder finance products through its RBC Builder Finance division. RBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (RY on the TSX and NYSE), Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization. RBC is also one of the world's financial, social and environmental corporate leaders for the past eight years as on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Additional information about RBC Bank may be found at www.rbcbankusa.com.