Scams and frauds are on the rise, but Mainers can take active steps to protect themselves and their families. AARP Maine is once again collaborating with the Maine Sheriff’s Association to host free shredding events and medicine disposal events. Please join us and bring your friends and family!
In April, we are once again teaming up with the County Sheriff’s Offices in Augusta, Bangor and Portland. Last year, we shredded over 50,000 pounds!
Would you like to volunteer with us for one of these events? Shredding events are fun, too! Call Jane at 1-866-554-5380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
SHRED IT! Bring all sensitive paperwork that includes account numbers, birth dates, passwords, PINs, signatures and Social Security and/or driver’s license numbers. To protect your privacy, consider other items that include names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. And when in doubt, shred it! (Please note: No need to remove staples or paperclips, but the following will not be accepted at this event: Electronics, plastic of any kind, binder clips or plastic binders). NOTE: There is no quantity limit. We’ll shred whatever you’ve got!
Your documents will be shredded on-site and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve taken an important step in the fight against identity theft and fraud.
SAFELY DISPOSE OF MEDICATIONS! If you take prescription drugs, you may be one of the millions of consumers whose medicine cabinet could use a Spring cleaning. As we did last year, we are teaming up with the Maine Sheriff’s Association to offer a free medicine disposal event at the same time as each of our shredding events. You’ll be able to safely dispose of your unused or expired medicines.