4th Annual Letter Rip

Last year Letter Rip was responsible for destroying 17 tons of paper from local non-profits and residents, all looking to safely dispose of financial papers loaded with personal information.

This year, Docu Vault of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, and KKTV's Call for Action teamed up to provide the valuable service for free.

The event took place on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church on Weber between Kiowa and Bijou Avenue.

By the end of the event, Docu Vault officials say they shredded more than 29,000 pounds of paper.

The Federal Trade Commission says ID theft is the number one consumer complaint seven years running. A total of 250,000 complaints were registered last year.

Carol O'Dell with the Better Business Bureau says, "It is out there. It will always be out there... and with more technology that will just increase it... so we must be cautious."

Docu Vault destroys paperwork day in and day out for hundreds of businesses across the country. But it's donating the services of its two big shredding trucks to chew up old bank statements, tax returns and legal documents.

Ron Vince with Docu Vault says the information is safe with them because it's pulverized. "With the hammermill process there are no straight edges so it's very secure."

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