AARP Wyoming To Host Shred Event in Laramie

Posted on 04/04/24

Shredding Bucket

AARP Wyoming and American Legion Post 14 will host a free paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon at the parking lot of The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site on April 20. The site is located at 975 Snowy Range Road in Laramie.

The event is free to all, regardless of age or AARP affiliation, but it is asked that you register for the event by going online to: events.aarp.org/laramieshred or calling 1-877-926-8300.

Stay one step ahead of identity thieves by shredding personal and financial documents. Bring up to four large boxes of paper for shredding. You may also offer optional monetary or food donations to feed hungry veterans in Wyoming.

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.

ShredFests are one component of AARP’s commitment to fighting fraud. 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, and an interactive scam-tracking map.

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

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