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El Paso County is encouraging everyone who has out-dated records, documents or other personal papers around their home to have them properly destroyed during this year’s LETTER RIP event Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to help fight identity theft.
LETTER RIP will take place in downtown Colorado Springs on Vermijo Street between Cascade Avenue and Sahwatch Street with “drive-thru” service to get rid of old documents that could otherwise get into the wrong hands. To prevent long wait times and manage traffic congestion, event participation is by appointment. Those interested can register at www.letterrip2017.eventbrite.com. Participants will then bring their printed or electronic ticket to the May 6 event to gain admittance.
El Paso County Community Services Department Environmental Division, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the El Paso County District Attorney, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, KKTV News 11 and Mobile Record Shredders are collaborating on this effort to facilitate easy record disposal. The initiative will help prevent those documents from falling into the wrong hands and help people avoid large personal cost in the event of having their identity stolen.
Participants can bring up to five standard-size copy paper boxes to LETTER RIP for free. There will be a $5 charge for each additional box of similar or smaller size and a $10 fee for each additional box of larger size. All money raised will go to support the Better Business Bureau scholarship fund.
Drop-off instructions: Drivers can approach the drop-off area on Vermijo Street from Southbound Cascade Avenue or from northbound Sahwatch Street.
Registration instructions: Go to www.letterrip2017.eventbrite.com or call 719-520-7878 for more information or for assistance.
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239