Every three seconds, someone is a victim of identity theft and fraud. That’s why AARP Missouri is creating events to help prevent con artists from committing these criminal acts against you.
AARP in Kansas City teamed with the Kansas City Police Department to host a free paper shredding event on September 24. AARP members and the general public were invited to drop off sensitive documents that needed shredding for confidentiality reasons. To keep abreast of activities in Kansas City, visit aarp.org/mo often.
In Springfield, AARP joined the CU Community Credit Union and Greene County Sheriff’s Department to host a free Fraud Prevention Forum on October 15 held at the Library Center. The two-hour session focused on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud. The forum was followed by a free paper shredding event on Oct. 22 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. To keep in touch with AARP in Springfield, visit aarp.org/springfieldmo.
All fraud prevention events have information about the AARP Fraud Watch Network which is free for everyone, no matter their age. The network has numerous resources to keep you safe, including Watchdog Alerts that will help keep you up to date on the latest scams in Missouri. Join the aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork – your one-stop resource to prevent YOU from becoming a victim and for getting help if you are.