— Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen, but you can help protect yourself against fraud by shredding sensitive documents you no longer need, such as old tax returns, bank statements, credit card information or offers, health records, and employment forms–anything that contains your personal identifying information that thieves can use to steal your identity. If you don’t need it anymore, shred it!  Identity thieves and con artists search through trash cans for discarded documents that can contain a treasure trove …

— AARP Arkansas has planned lots of activities for members lately, and the fun continues this summer. As part of AARP Movies for Grownups, the state office recently offered free screenings of Black Panther and Murder on the Orient Express. Arkansas members also enjoyed discount admission to a live performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In addition, AARP Arkansas offers free shredding events to help members guard against fraud, free Lunch & Learn events about legislative issues, and Free Coffee …

— Documents containing sensitive information can leave a bread trail for scammers, potentially leading to identity theft. Spring cleaning is a good time to shred them. AARP Hawaii is working with Access Information Protected, a records management company, to offer free shredding events on three islands on Saturday, April 28. The events, scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon, will be on Oahu, at 98-736 Moanalua Loop in Aiea; the Big Island, at 73-4164 Huli Koa Drive in Kailua-Kona; and Maui, at …

— Shredding is a key weapon in the battle to keep sensitive, personal information out of the hands of identity thieves. AARP Washington and Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU) are sponsoring free shredding events on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate, and each person may bring up to three grocery bags full of documents to shred. Mobile shredding trucks will be stationed at five BECU locations, one each in Tukwila, Everett and Federal …

— At AARP, we’re serious about wanting to help consumers fight identity theft!  That’s why we’re teaming up once again with Fox 13 News and Shred-It to offer free shredding events, this time in both Midvale and Ogden on Saturday, July 15 from 8:00am–11:00am. This event is open to the public, regardless of age or AARP membership.  Shredding sensitive financial documents and other materials that contain personal information will prevent thieves from using these data to open false accounts or lines …

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, through Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Utah’s event will be in Orem on Saturday, May 6 at Mountain View High School from 9:00am—Noon in the East Parking Lot.  Consumers can bring up to …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can fight back against fraud! To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and AARP Arkansas are sponsoring two Operation: Stop Scams FREE shredding events in Arkansas. AARP Arkansas will partner with local shredding providers in Fayetteville on April 30 and in Little Rock on May 13 to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them for FREE! Shredding will be done on-site…the most secure …

—    Document-Shredding Events and Information Will Help Delawareans Avoid Fraud The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast. Here in Delaware, AARP is collaborating with the YMCA of Delaware to host events in Newark and Rehoboth. The events will include free shredding services, information on fraud and scams, refreshments, prizes and fun. The events are free and open to the public. “Many Delawareans clear …

— AARP South Dakota is hosting shredding events across the state this month as part of Operation Stop Scams, a series of AARP events nationwide. The goal is to help residents safely dispose of outdated documents that may contain personal information. South Dakotans filed nearly 3,300 complaints of fraud and identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission in 2016 and across the nation, someone’s identity is stolen every two seconds.  Despite how common this crime has become, it’s one of the …

— AARP Oklahoma is hosting three shredding events to help residents safely dispose of outdated documents such as bank statements, tax forms and medical bills. Oklahomans filed more than 23,500 complaints of fraud and identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission in 2016. Tulsa, in particular, has been a hotbed of identity theft and ranks among the top third of metro areas nationwide for the number of complaints per capita. The events are scheduled April 21, Oklahoma City; April 22, Tulsa; …