Media Alert: AARP Mobile Holds Free Shredding Event, Takes Aim at Identity Theft

Posted on 11/14/19 by Evey Owen

MEDIA ALERT
Thursday, November 14, 2019

CONTACT:
Evey Bell Owen, AARP Alabama, Interim Associate State Director of Communications
334-274-8611, eowen@aarp.org

*MEDIA ALERT*

AARP Mobile Holds Free Shredding Event, Takes Aim at Identity Theft

Saturday, November 16 from 8:00 am to Noon at Via Center in Midtown

(MOBILE, AL) – AARP Mobile is helping our friends and neighbors fight Identity Theft by holding a free document shredding event this Saturday, November 16. The event will be held 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center located at 1717 Dauphin St in Mobile.

Alabama residents have reported over 6,000 cases of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission so far in 2019, a 100% increase from the same time in 2018. Yet a recent AARP survey found that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records.

This event is part of the nation-wide antifraud work by AARP’s local offices including: paper-shredding events, fraud education programs, tele-town halls and phone bank sessions to warn consumers of the latest scams. Consumers can visit www.aarp.org/FraudWatchNetwork to find more information about protecting themselves from fraud and scams.

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WHAT: AARP Mobile Free Shred Day

Each vehicle may drop off 2 letter sized storage boxes or 2 large garbage bags of documents. Plastic, 3-ring binders, cardboard, power cords, binder clips, and metal of any kind should be removed first (staples are OK).

WHO: AARP Mobile is sponsoring the event with Felder Shredding providing shredding services onsite

WHEN: Saturday, November 16 from 8:00 am – 12:00 Noon

WHERE: Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center, 1717 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36604

RSVP: Shred Day is free of charge but registration is required at aarp.cvent.com/ShredVia or by calling 1-877-926-8300.

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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

AARP Alabama: www.aarp.org/al | Twitter: @aarpal | Facebook: @alabama.aarp

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

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