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Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country and earlier today some local organizations teamed up to help fight the constant battle of keeping your name and information safe. 

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota and A-A-R-P sponsored "Secure Your ID Day", which gave community members the opportunity to shred and properly dispose sensitive documents for free. The goal of this event is to educate customers  about identity theft and the steps to prevent it.


"those steps, I mean,  involve what they do online on their computers at home,  it's what they throw in their garbage everyday, I mean, if they get a credit card application in the mail and toss it in the garbage then that's something that potentially somebody else can steal these to steal their identity to apply for a credit card in their name, so it's important for people it take the opportunity to have those documents shredded," says AARP Associate State Director, Lyle Halvorson.

When the event was held earlier this year in April, nearly 14 tons of documents were collected. 

 

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