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Shred Those Sensitive Documents


Just after the tax filing deadline and in time for spring cleaning, a shredding truck is coming to a city near you.

AARP New York, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the AARP Fraud Watch Network and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) are hosting a statewide Shredfest, April 24-May 1.

The events will be in New York City, Long Island, the Capital Region, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Elmira, Glens Falls, Binghamton, Nyack and Poughkeepsie. Participants can bring up to three bags of paper for free shredding. The goal is to prevent identity theft by safely disposing of documents that contain personal information. AARP staff and volunteers will be on hand to share tips on how to fight fraud.

AARP and the attorney general’s office also are reaching out to consumers via recorded phone messages to caution them about tax season scams.

For dates, hours and locations of Shredfest events, go to

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