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AARP in Rapid City helped to protect hundreds of South Dakotans from identity theft with Shred Fest 2016 yesterday at the Rushmore Mall. Community members, hauling old personal and financial documents, began lining up 45 minutes before the free event began.  Over the course of four hours, A to Z Shredding Company securely destroyed 12,469 pounds – over 6 tons – of sensitive information. Volunteers from the Rapid City Cobblers high school football team were on hand to help bear …

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AARP Connecticut, EnviroShred and the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection will provide residents who missed the Shred Fest event in Hartford on Sunday, April 24, with an additional opportunity to securely dispose of their personal financial and sensitive documents for free. Connecticut’s residential citizens can visit the EnviroShred facility in East Hartford between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from April 25-29 and say “AARP” to receive the free shredding service. EnviroShred is located at 22 Prestige Park Circle in East …

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Every TWO seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Fight fraud; shred instead! To help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Foundation are sponsoring Shred Fest. AARP Arkansas is partnering with Rock Solid Shredding to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them for FREE! Instead of a charge for shredding, AARP will accept a donation of non-perishable food. AARP Shred Fest Saturday, April 30 …

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Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding sensitive documents that you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network is here to help you make that happen. Bring boxes or bags of personal or household documents for shredding to any of the AARP Fraud Watch Network Shred Fest sites listed below. All are free and open to the public. You can begin spring cleaning after tax season by safely disposing of …

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Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families!  AARP Maine is collaborating with community partners, law enforcement, legislators and community leaders to host free shredding events and scam awareness workshops.  Please join us and bring your friends and family! Would you like to volunteer with us on one or both days?  Shredding events are fun, too!  Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email me@aarp.org for information. Bring all sensitive paperwork …

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AARP CT is hosting a telephone town hall on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. ET to inform and educate consumers on protecting themselves from consumer fraud. The call will focus on providing tips on securing personal and financial documents, as well as finding help if you have become of victim of identity theft, fraud or financial exploitation. Special guests will include representatives from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Federal Trade Commission and CT Department of Consumer Protection.

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Between the ages of 16 and 21, Frank Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks.  His exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can. For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Now, he’s joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to …

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Local Event one of Dozens Scheduled Nationwide to Provide Secure Document Destruction Hartford – As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Connecticut is joining with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the City of Hartford and EnviroShred to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest will be held on Sunday, April 24, in the parking lot …

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El evento local, uno de docenas programados por todo el país, sirve para la destrucción segura de documentos. Como parte de sus esfuerzos continuos para ayudar a los consumidores a evitar ser víctimas del robo de identidad, AARP California copatrocinará con la Oficina del Concejal de Distrito Curren Price y la Oficina de la Procuraduría General el evento “Shred Fest 2016”: un evento para la trituración gratuita de documentos personales y otros documentos confidenciales en Los Ángeles el sábado, 30 …

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Local Event one of Dozens Scheduled Nationwide to Provide Secure Document Destruction As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP CA is joining with the District Office of Councilman Curren Price and the California Attorney General’s Office to bring “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal documents and other sensitive records to Los Angeles community on Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4301 …