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San Diego - Shred Fest 2016

 

Last updated 4/21/2016 at 9:26am

California residents reported 55,305 cases of identity theft to the FTC in 2015. With this in mind, the AARP are offering a free shredding event to provide secure destruction of personal financial records and other sensitive documents to help residents protect against identity theft.

The Federal Trade Commission reports that identity theft complaints increased by 47% last year. A lot of information can be found by searching through dumpsters and other trash receptacles to obtain sensitive personal information.

The event will be held Saturday, April 30th from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 1420 Loma Lane, Chula Vista, CA 91911

AARP CA, the District Office of Councilman Curren Price and the California Attorney General's Office are encouraging residents to do a post-tax filing season spring cleaning of their old tax, banking, investment and medical records. You can bring these materials to "Shred Fest 2016," where the documents will be safely, securely and permanently destroyed or you can invest in a quality shredder yourself, keep it in your house and use it regularly to discard of personal mail.

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