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Shred Events slated for Grand Rapids, Lansing

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Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen.

So if you don’t think it can happen to you, you’re wrong.

Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information.

As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Michigan is sponsoring these two free “Shred Fest” events this spring:

Grand Rapids

April 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Western District Members Credit Union, 201 36th St., Grand Rapids

No registration required

Lansing

May 31, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Delta Twp. Library, 5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing

No registration required

This is an opportunity to destroy sensitive documents before the thieves can get them and wreak havoc with your family finances.

Security experts recommend shredding the following types of materials:

  • Old documents: Papers that carry your Social Security number, birth date, signature, account numbers, passwords or PIN numbers.
  • Banking: Canceled or unused checks. Shred deposit slips and ATM and credit card receipts.
  • Credit cards: Preapproved credit card applications and incentive/gift checks from credit card companies.
  • Medical: Unneeded medical bills.
  • Investments: Investment account statements.
  • Obsolete ID cards: Expired driver’s licenses, medical insurance cards and passports.

 

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