ATTORNEY GENERAL, AARP ELDERWATCH ANNOUNCE WEEKEND FIGHT FRAUD-SHRED INSTEAD EVENTS ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Amy Nofziger, director of Colorado’s AARP ElderWatch program, encouraged Coloradans to take advantage of a series of document-shredding events that will take place Saturday, June 9, across the Front Range.

“Shredding documents that contain your personal information, such as checking account numbers and your Social Security number, is one of the simplest steps Coloradans can take to protect themselves against identity theft,” Suthers said. “Shredding will help prevent identity thieves from easily targeting you and your family.”

“Our annual shredding events have been extremely successful in helping Coloradans avoid becoming the victims of identity theft,” Nofziger said. “Surveys have shown that 98 percent of people who participated in our shredding events said they would continue to shred their personal and financial documents. If you do not shred already, these events are great ways to start.”

The Fight Fraud-Shred Instead events will take place at the following locations and times on June 9:

Denver
Windsor Gardens
595 S. Clinton St.
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fort Collins
Public Service Credit Union
2503 Research Blvd.
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monument/Black Forest
The Black Forest Lutheran Church
12455 Black Forest Road
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pueblo
AARP Information Center - Sunset Plaza Mall
1117 S. Prairie Ave.
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To ensure that we are able to assist everyone, we ask that consumers bring no more than three copy-file sized boxes or one large trash bag. For more information please call 1-800-222-4444. The events are free, but AARP ElderWatch is asking that participants bring a non-perishable food item for donation, to help address senior hunger.

Consumers interested in learning more about how to prevent identity theft, or what to do if their identities are stolen, should visit the identity theft section of the Office of the Attorney General’s Web site. Consumers also can obtain a copy of the Office of the Attorney General’s “Identity Theft Repair Kit” at the office’s Web site.

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