Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to arm people of all ages with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams.
By participating in the Fraud Watch Network, Kansans can find out how to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft by learning the common tactics scam artists use to bilk millions of people each year out of billions of dollars.
One way consumers can protect themselves is to regularly shred documents that contain sensitive information that might be used to steal their identity. That’s why AARP provides opportunities for Kansans to shred their documents for free at shred events.
An upcoming shred event, part of the AARP Shred Fest being held throughout the country, will take place on Saturday, April 30, in the parking lot of the KLWN/KLZR radio station located at 3125 W. 6th street in Lawrence. If you live in the Lawrence area, plan on attending the event by bringing up to three boxes of documents to be shredded. AARP will also provide information to help you avoid becoming a victim of frauds and scams.
To become part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network or to learn more about scams and frauds in Kansas and across the country, visit Fraud Watch Network.