Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.

Discard old confidential documents safely and securely at the FREE Shred Day at the Johnston Public Library in Greater Des Moines and in the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ parking lot in Cedar Rapids. Bring up to three boxes of documents (per household). Staples and paperclips are fine, but binders must be removed. No registration is needed. Brought to you in collaboration with our local event organizers – the Johnston Public Library and Money Smart Week Cedar Rapids.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network launched in 2013 as a free resource for people of all ages.  The website provides information about fraud and scams, prevention tips from experts, an interactive scam-tracking map, fun educational quizzes, and video presentations featuring Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale.  Users may sign up for “Watchdog Alert” emails that deliver breaking scam information or call a free helpline at 877-908-3360 to speak with volunteers trained in fraud counseling

Des Moines: Saturday, April 29, 9 am – Noon
Johnston Public Library Parking Lot, 6700 Merle Hay Rd, (Left onto Northglenn Dr. from Merle Hay).
Cedar Rapids: Monday, May 1, Noon-3 pm
Cedar Rapids Kernels; Parking Lot, 950 Rockford Road, S.W.

Bring up to 3 boxes of documents to either location to shred for free! 

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