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Fight fraud at shred, e-device destruction day

Every two seconds someone’s Identity is stolen, making ID theft the fastest growing crime in the country. Last year, nearly half of Americans were hacked in cyber-attacks. AARP invites Cincinnati area residents to protect themselves and their families from fraud and identity theft at a free shredding and electronic device destruction day. This fraud fighting event is open to the public at no charge.

WHO: AARP volunteers and staff will be on hand to assist area residents with shredding, destroying and recycling personal documents and electronic equipment that holds personal information.

WHAT: Protect yourself and your family from fraud and ID theft by bringing bags and boxes of personal or household documents for shredding; and by bringing old cell phones, hard drives, laptops, desktop computers, modems, digital memory cards and networking equipment to destroy and recycle. There is no charge to shred personal documents or to destroy and recycle electronic equipment that may hold your personal information.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26

WHERE: Parking lot at Dillonvale Shopping Center

3900 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati OH 45236

WHY: You can help protect yourself, your family and others in your community when you stop by to learn how the AARP Fraud Watch Network can help you can spot scams, avoid cyber-attacks and fight fraud.

Only electronic devices that may contain personal information will be accepted for destruction and recycling. Items not accepted include speakers, stereo equipment, video tapes, video disks, smoke detectors, thermostats, batteries and furniture.

AARP volunteers and staff look forward to assisting you at this event. We will have information on hand about ways to beat con artists and how you can help protect others by sharing information about scams you see taking place in your community. Share your story when you register at Fraud Watch Network to receive alerts about fraudsters' latest tricks.

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