Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud!
There are many ways to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud – data breaches, computer malware, simply losing your wallet or having it stolen – but one easy way to ensure crooks don’t get their hands on your personal information is to shred documents that contain it.
AARP Virginia is offering FREE document shredding during the Healthy Resources Expo in Roanoke. Each attendee is limited to two boxes or bags of material to be shredded. Please do not bring items such as magazines, telephone books, or newspapers.
WHAT: FREE Document Shredding (limit 2 boxes or bags per attendee)
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00 am – noon
WHERE: South County Library, 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
What should you bring? Anything that has personally identifying information on it such as your Social Security number, account numbers, credit card information, tax records, bank statements, etc. You can also shred things like used airline tickets, ATM receipts, utility bills, and credit card receipts. As a general rule, if you do not need to keep a document for any legal reason, shred it! It’s taking up valuable space and risking your security while it’s at it. If you are unsure if you need to hold on to something, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have good guidelines available for you.
For information about other scams, sign up for the Fraud Watch Network. You’ll receive free email alerts with tips and resources to help you spot and avoid identity theft and fraud, and gain access to a network of experts, law enforcement, and people in your community who will keep you up to date on the latest scams in your area.