— 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; …

— Eager to do a spring cleaning of old financial statements as tax season winds down? If so, be careful when disposing of such documents. Arizonans filed nearly 9,000 complaints of identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission in 2016. Consumers can fight back against fraud by destroying sensitive paperwork. As part of a national AARP effort called Operation Stop Scams, AARP Arizona is sponsoring three free shredding events this month—in Prescott, April 21; Oro Valley, April 22; and Phoenix, April …

— Mark your calendar for July 16, and join us to fight fraud and shred!  AARP Utah is once again teaming up with Fox 13 News and Shred-it to offer two free shredding events!  Both will occur on Saturday, July 16 from 8:00am–11:00am.  The Salt Lake City area event will take place at 6925 Union Park Center parking lot in Midvale, UT  84047.  In Ogden, find us at the Golden Spike Event Center, West Parking Lot, at 1000 North 1200 West, …