With a new victim of identity theft coming every two seconds, taking a few minutes to shred paper documents could save a consumer from becoming another statistic. 13.1 million Americans reported they were a victim of identity fraud in 2015. It only takes one misplaced personal document to give a thief everything needed to steal your identity. To help combat ID theft, BBB will host Secure Your ID Day on October 15, 2016. In two Secure Your ID Day events held in 2015, BBB served a record 1,147 vehicles and shredded over 52,000 pounds of documents.The BBB has been hosting the semiannual event since 2008. BBB’s from across North America join in the event designed to protect consumers from the growing threat of identity theft. Consumers and businesses are encouraged each April and October to attend this free community service event and properly shred and destroy sensitive documents using industrial shredders supplied by Black Dog Shredding. BBB staff members also attend each event to provide advice and tips for identity theft protection.Our next event:When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.Where: Black Dog Shredding Shack (2800-B Vasser Dr NE Albuquerque, NM)How: Bring up to 2 boxes/bags of shreddable material and BBB staff will be on hand to shred your documents on site! Start planning and gathering your personal and financial documents. It’s simple and easy, you don’t even have to get out of your car! BBB staff unloads your documents and they are immediately placed in the mobile shredding unit and destroyed on site! You can also bring old electronics that need to be destroyed. In addition to your own information, please give some thought to the seniors in your life that may need assistance disposing of personal and financial documents.Take Advantage of BBB "Secure Your ID" DayDid you know that protecting your identity is largely in your own hands? Fifty-six percent of identity theft victims traced the theft to something that was stolen from their own possession.So here’s the first rule: If you don’t need it, shred it – responsibly. BBB is here to help with Secure Your ID Day.