AARP Louisiana is offering two sessions at which Bayou Staters can protect themselves from identity theft by shredding up to four boxes of personal documents such as bank statements, canceled checks and receipts.
Last year, 27,266 Louisianans were victims of fraud, with a median loss of $411. Don’t become a target of con artists. Learn how to spot scams and prevent identity theft by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network ( aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork).
Fraud prevention expert Frank Abagnale will offer tips on how to avoid identity theft on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The event is sponsored by AARP Louisiana.
Shred Fest is a free event sponsored by AARP's Fraud Watch Network for individuals who want to safely discard personal information so that they can protect themselves from identity theft. This local event is one of dozens scheduled nationwide to provide secure document destruction.
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