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ShredFest Set For October 3 in Sheridan

Protect yourself from identity theft by joining AARP Wyoming for its ShredFest event at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in Sheridan on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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 o r Zola Shockley of the Sheridan County Library at:

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.

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