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Fight Fraud -- Shred Instead!

Lisa Whitmore Davis

Every two seconds another American becomes a victim of identity fraud.

 More than $20 billion was stolen from 13 million identity theft victims in 2012, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

 That’s why AARP Michigan is inviting area residents to bring old documents containing personal information – including papers with social security numbers, bank statements, tax records, ATM receipts, credit card statements and other documents -- to our shredding truck for disposal on Aug. 1-2 in Detroit.

 “People need to protect themselves from identity theft or fraud,” said Jacqueline Morrison, AARP Michigan State Director. “This shredding service can keep personal documents out of the hands of thieves.”

 Added Lisa Whitmore Davis, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach: “AARP has worked with community partners to bring this resource to diverse neighborhoods across the city.”

 This free shredding truck service will visit four locations:

-- Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1.

-- Ford Resource and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, 2826 Bagley, Detroit, from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1.

--  Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren, Detroit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 2 in conjunction with Arise Detroit Neighborhood Day.

--  Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 in conjunction with Arise Detroit Neighborhood Day.

 For more information, please call the AARP Detroit Information Center at 313-832-6846.


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