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AARP Fraud Watch Network Hosts Free Shredding Events Throughout Louisiana

Posted on 03/18/19

Every two second’s someone’s identity is stolen.  Last year, 16.7 million Americans were victimized by identity fraud. Shredding sensitive documents that you no longer need is one way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network  is here to help you make that happen.

You can begin spring cleaning after tax season by bringing your personal documents that you no longer need to be  shredded at any of the sites listed below.

Consumers can bring up to 5 bags or boxes of documents to be shredded. Suggested items include: bank statements, cancelled checks, credit card junk mail, receipts with identifying information. Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips don’t need to be removed.  All papers will be shredded on-site in the mobile shredding truck.

All shredding events are FREE and open to the public. Our partners include: Whole Foods Market, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, Louisiana State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

SHREDDING LOCATIONS: 

New Orleans- Saturday April 6, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

AARP Louisiana Community Resource Center (CRC)

3502 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118

CLICK HERE to register.

Baton Rouge- Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Whole Foods Market

7529 Corporate Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

CLICK HERE to register.

This year we are excited to have the Louisiana State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division join us in Baton Rouge. Visit their table, and find out if you have unclaimed cash or property in Louisiana!

Shreveport- Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town

8910 Jewella Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71118

CLICK HERE to register.

For more information on how to protect yourself from frauds and scams, join the AARP Fraud Watch Network. It’s free and open to both AARP and non-members of any age. Sign up online or by calling our Fraud Watch Network Hotline toll-free at 1-877-908-3360, and have your email address added to the Fraud Watch distribution list.

This story is provided by AARP Louisiana. Visit the AARP Louisiana page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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