—   Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. So if you don’t think it can happen to you, you’re wrong. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information. As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Michigan is sponsoring five free “Shred Fest” events in Metro Detroit in July, August and September. This is an opportunity to destroy sensitive documents before the thieves can get them …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Join us at events across Ohio this spring to fight back against fraud! The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, through Tuesday, May 16, …

— Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. So if you don’t think it can happen to you, you’re wrong. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information. As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Michigan is sponsoring these two free “Shred Fest” events this spring: Grand Rapids April 29, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Western District Members Credit Union, 201 36th St., Grand Rapids No …

—    Document-Shredding Events and Information Will Help Delawareans Avoid Fraud The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast. Here in Delaware, AARP is collaborating with the YMCA of Delaware to host events in Newark and Rehoboth. The events will include free shredding services, information on fraud and scams, refreshments, prizes and fun. The events are free and open to the public. “Many Delawareans clear …

— Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 12.6 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.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire have teamed up to offer shred-a-thons at five bank locations …

— Identity theft is a growing problem. Two years ago, 17.6 million Americans 16 and older were victims, according to the U.S. Justice Department. You can prevent having your identity stolen and your personal information misused by keeping it secure, and AARP and Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) are teaming up to help. Bring your personal documents or used electronics to an AARP-BECU shredding event in the Seattle area on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mobile shredding …

—   By Drew Jubera Lu Hsieh got a call one morning from somebody claiming to be with the IRS. The man on the line told Hsieh she owed back taxes totaling more than $6,500. He then added, in a more threatening tone, that she had to pay the shortfall immediately. Hsieh turned to her husband and told him what the caller was saying. Hsieh’s husband prepares the couple’s taxes and knew it wasn’t true. He knew the IRS informed taxpayers …

— AARP Wyoming is sponsoring a free shredding event in Casper, WY, on June 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to help residents safely dispose of documents with personally identifiable information. Residents can drop off up to two boxes of papers to be shredded at the Natrona County Public Library, 307 E. 2nd St., in Casper for free. In addition, AARP staff will give two Fraud Watch Network presentations at the library to help people learn about scams and frauds and tips …

— Spring cleaning and time to safely dispose of your personal documents in a secure environment. Each event is free and open to the public. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is your source for information on how to protect your identity, read about potential scams, and forum to ask your questions. State of South Carolina credit monitoring program from CSID. How to freeze your credit in South Carolina for FREE and other resources from South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. Conway/Myrtle Beach …

— Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 12.6 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.  That is why AARP New Hampshire and Bank of New Hampshire have teamed up to offer shred-a-thons at four bank locations …