AARP Wyoming hosts ShredFest events around the state of Wyoming in an attempt to help consumers protect their identity by shredding old documents in a secure manner.
On Oct. 3 Secure Shred will provide a shredding truck in the parking lot of the Sheridan County Fulmer Library, located at 335 W. Alger Street in Sheridan from 11 a.m - 1 p.m. Consumers are welcome to bring boxes of documents to be shredded free of charge.To avoid having your sensitive information compromised, security experts recommend shredding of the following types of materials:
- Old documents: Papers that carry your Social Security number, birth date, signature, account numbers, passwords or PINs.
- Banking: Canceled or unused checks. Shred deposit slips and ATM and credit card receipts, once you receive your monthly statements.
- Credit Cards: Pre Approved credit card applications and incentive/gift checks from credit card companies.
- Medical: unneeded medical bills.
- Investments: Investment account statements.
- Obsolete ID cards: Expired driver’s licenses, medical insurance cards, and passports.
For more information on the event, contact Wayne Schatz at firstname.lastname@example.org o r Zola Shockley of the Sheridan County Library at: email@example.com
The AARP Fraud Watch Network launched in 2013 as a free resource for people of all ages.
Consumers may sign up for “Watchdog Alert” emails that deliver information about scams, or call a free helpline at 877-908-3360 to speak with volunteers trained in fraud counseling. The Fraud Watch Network website provides information about fraud and scams, prevention tips from experts, an interactive scam-tracking map , fun educational quizzes, and video presentations featuring Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale.