DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and AARP ElderWatch announced today that a series of shredding events held along the Front Range on Saturday shredded more than 30,000 pounds of documents from 1,363 consumers.
“Shredding is one of the easiest ways for consumers protect themselves against identity theft,” Suthers said. “These successful shredding events will make it that much easier for the participating consumers to defend themselves against identity thieves. Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants for making this year’s Fight Fraud – Shred Instead events a success.”
“It is rewarding to the hardworking volunteers when they see the relief on consumers face once they see their documents being shredded,” said Amy Nofziger, manager of AARP ElderWatch. “The volunteers can sense the consumers’ relief, knowing they are taking steps to protect themselves from identity theft.”
Volunteers with AARP ElderWatch collected the documents at sites in Denver, Fort Collins, Blackforest and Pueblo. The documents, collected by volunteers and shredded by Shred-It, will be recycled, saving the equivalent of 145 trees.
To learn more about how you can host a shredding event in your community, visit the AARP Foundation’s Create the Good campaign Web site.