BBB Announces Secure Your Id Shredding Event!

March 27, 2017

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. 15.4 million Americans reported they were a victim of identity fraud in 2016, losing a total of $16 billion. It only takes one misplaced personal document to give a thief everything needed to steal your identity. To help combat ID theft, BBB Serving New Mexico & Southwest Colorado will host Secure Your ID Day on April 29, 2017. 


Did 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.


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, April 29, 2017 from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M.


Where: Black Dog Shredding Shack (2800-B Vassar Dr NE Albuquerque, NM)


How: Limit 2 boxes/bags of shreddable material. Black Dog Shredding staff will 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! Black Dog Shredding staff unloads your documents that are immediately placed in the mobile shredding unit and destroyed on site! 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.


Shred-it Checklist - Don’t just toss it, shred it!

Documents that include Social Security numbers, birthdates, PIN numbers or passwords

Banking documents and other financial information

Leases, contracts or letters that include signatures

Pre-approved credit card applications

Medical or dental bills

Travel itineraries

Used airline tickets


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.



BBB serving New Mexico & Southwest Colorado was founded in 1941. For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brand and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at


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