Shred Events scheduled for Detroit in September

Posted on 08/10/17 by Careena Eggleston

id theft

Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen.

Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information.

As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Michigan is sponsoring four free “Shred Fest” events in Detroit this September:

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Event Time:  9:00 am -1:00 pm
Location: Zion Lutheran Church
Address:  143 Albany at Woodward, Ferndale, MI  48220

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Event Time:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:  South Oakland YMCA
Address:  1016 W. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI  48067

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Event Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location:  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Detroit Alumnae Chapter Headquarters
Address:  24760 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI  48219

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Event Time:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:  City of Lathrup Village Public Safety/Public Services Building
Address:  27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village, MI  48076

This is an opportunity to destroy sensitive documents before thieves can get them and wreak havoc with your finances.

Security experts recommend shredding the following types of materials:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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