Amarillo, TX - Many people fall victim to identity theft every year and the Better Business Bureau is trying to help put a stop to this growing problem.
They held a national identity theft and fraud protection event at Westgate Mall today.
Consumers had the opportunity to shred their personal documents free of charge.
Authorities tells us that is the most secure thing to do and it also offers peace of mind.
"If you throw away your personal documents in the trash, then you leave them open for those people who dumpster dive. Anybody can take them and see that personal information," says Janna Kiehl, Better Business Bureau.