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Free Document Shredding in Nampa

Posted on 06/05/23


As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho is offering a FREE shredding opportunity on July 11 at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho in Nampa. The event takes place from 10:00am – 1:00pm or until the trucks are full. Consumers can bring up to 15 boxes apiece, but please, no businesses.

To RSVP: 877-926-8300 or visit https://events.aarp.org/Nampshred23

What: Free Document Shredding
When: July 11, 2023 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Where: Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho in Nampa, 315 Stampede Drive, Nampa
Who: The event is open to everyone, AARP member or not
Info: email questions to aarpid@aarp.org

Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is a good way to protect yourself. Bring any confidential documents and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on.To further avoid having your sensitive information stolen, security experts recommend shredding the following types of materials regularly:

  • Old documents: Papers that carry your Social Security number, birth date, signature, account numbers, passwords or PIN numbers.
  • Banking: Canceled or unused checks. Shred deposit slips and ATM and credit card receipts, once you receive your monthly statements.
  • Credit Cards: Preapproved 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.

And for those consumers who use a home shredder, experts also recommend the use of a micro-cut model. Tests have shown that the scraps of paper from a straight or cross-cut shredder can be reassembled by identity thieves. With a micro-cut shredder, the paper is rendered into impossible-to-reassemble debris.For more information and tips on how to protect yourself from fraud visit AARP’s Fraud Watch Networkand sign up for daily fraud alerts.

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

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