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.  One way to do this is to dispose of your personal information securely.  For your convenience, the following FREE shredding events have been scheduled:


Monroe: Saturday, April 21

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ouachita Council on Aging

2507 Ferrand Street


New Orleans: Saturday, April 22

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

AARP Community Resource Center

3502 Carrollton Avenue


Baton Rouge: Saturday, April 29

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Whole Foods at Towne Center

7529 Corporate Boulevard


Shreveport: Saturday, April 29

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Southern Hills Park & Recreation

1002 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop


Bring your documents for shredding – bank statements, cancelled checks, credit card junk mail, receipts with identifying information.  Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips don’t need to be removed.  All papers will be shredded on-site in the mobile shredding truck.

These shred events are free and open to the public. For more information on how to protect yourself from frauds and scams, join the AARP Fraud Watch Network.

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