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— 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 …

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— 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 …

Lu Hsieh of Suwanee, with husband Chip, was targeted by a phony IRS caller saying she needed to pay a debt. Photo by Audra Melton.

—   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 …

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— 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 …

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— 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 …

Stop fraud by shredding!

— 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 …

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— AARP DC and Legal Counsel for the Elderly Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) are proud to announce a free community shred day and fraud forum on Friday, June 27, 2014. Drop off unneeded personal and financial information for shredding. To serve as many consumers as possible, volunteers will be onsite to assist  with unloading your vehicle. Due to the support of Shred-It and our volunteers, there is NO CHARGE for this service. No reservation needed.  Bring your items to be shredded …

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— Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts  Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State  AARP Montana announced today that it will host community “Shred and Feed” events across Montana as part of its 2013 “Day of Service” that will be held on September 11.  Each year AARP designates one day as its Day of Service — a day for volunteers and staff from across the nation to serve their communities in a variety of ways. For 12 …