Attorney General, AARP ElderWatch announce weekend Fight Fraud-Shred Instead events across the Front Range

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Julia Stephens, Vice President National Programs for the AARP Foundation, encouraged Coloradans to take advantage of a series of document-shredding events that will take place Saturday, May 22, across the Front Range.

“Shredding documents that contain your personal information, such as bank account numbers or your Social Security number, is one of the simplest steps Coloradans can take to protect themselves against identity theft,” Suthers said. “Shredding alone will prevent identity thieves and dumpster divers alike from easily stealing your identity and causing you months, if not years, of trouble.”

“Our annual shredding events have been extraordinarily successful exercises in consumers protection,” Julia Stephens, vice president of asset protection for the AARP Foundation, said. “Our surveys of participants showed that 98 percent of people who came to the shredding event said they planned to 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:

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 Old Black Forest Fire Station
12510 Black Forest Road, in Colorado Springs
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, consumers are asked to bring no more than three copy-file sized boxes or one large trash bag. For more information please call 1-800-222-4444.

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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