IdentityTheft_LyleHalvorson_499,999AARP North Dakota and Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota invite Fargo-Moorhead and Bismarck-Mandan area residents to shred unneeded documents for free on “Secure Your ID Day,” Saturday, Oct. 17.

The Fargo event will be held at the Wells Fargo branch at 2501 13th Ave. S.

The Bismarck event will be held at the Wells Fargo Gateway Mall location at 1050 E. Interstate Ave.

The times for each of the events are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples, paper clips, CDs and floppy discs are okay to be shredded.

Cell phones no longer in use will also be collected.

Take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing of sensitive paper documents as well as CDs and floppy discs. We’ll also have pamphlets available on other steps you can take to prevent identity theft and protect yourself from scams.

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By joining AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, you will learn the most effective ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft and fraud. Sign up by calling our Fraud Watch Network Hotline toll-free at 1-877-908-3360, and have your email address added to the Fraud Watch distribution list. You can also sign up online at