BBB Offers Free Document Shredding

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Cars wrapped around the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Saturday afternoon.

Usually, when you see this many people waiting in one place, it means they get free stuff.

This time, they’re getting rid of stuff for free.

These people wait to have their documents shredded.  The Better Business Bureau puts on the event to help the community safely dispose of important papers.

The BBB’s Camille Solley says, “Identity theft is one of the number one complaints that the BBB and the Federal Trade Commission has experienced in the last few years. We want to help people realize how important it is to get rid of stuff and shred it properly, so people can’t steal it and do something with it.”

These mega shredders hit the town twice a year, and they literally make their way through tons of documents.

John Miller uses the service frequently.

“We’re concerned about our bank records and things like that, so we do like to make sure they’re safely taken care of,” said Miller.  “Shredding them is about the best way to do it.”

There’s a lot of enthusiasm out here for the program.

“I love it.  This is the third year in a row that I’ve used this service, and I just think it’s a wonderful thing, a wonderful service to the community,” another person said.

The BBB will host its next shredding event in the fall.