Fight Fraud by Shredding Sensitive Documents

Posted on 03/31/23 by The AARP Bulletin

Help protect against identify theft by safely disposing of personal documents you no longer need at one of two AARP Iowa shredding events this month.

The free shredding service will be available in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 22, and in Des Moines on Saturday, April 29. 

The AARP Fraud Watch Network recommends shredding bank statements, pay stubs, canceled checks, credit card statements, investment records and other papers that contain personal information.

AARP Iowa also offers Fraud Watch virtual programs on the third Friday of every month, at 10 a.m. The sessions focus on topics such as romance scams and tax-related cons.

For locations and times of the shredding events or to sign up for the virtual Fraud Watch sessions, go to

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

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