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AARP WV "Fight Fraud, Shred Instead" Charleston Shred Day

AARP West Virginia
Event organized by AARP West Virginia

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This free event - open to all Kanawha Valley residents - is sponsored by AARP West Virginia, in partnership with KnightHorst Shredding LLC, Bluegrass E-Cycle, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and Cabela’s.

Individuals may securely dispose of residential paper documents that contain sensitive information, such as tax returns, bank statements, medical bills and credit card receipts. The shredded papers will be recycled into consumer paper products. The Charleston Gazette-Mail will be collecting newspapers, magazines and telephone directories for recycling during the event.

This free community shred event is limited to the recycling of residential paper products – no businesses please – with a limit of six (6) bags or boxes per household.

Bluegrass E-Cycle will offer free electronics recycling during this community event. Used consumer electronics items will be accepted, including batteries, cable and wire, CDs, cell phones, circuit boards, computers and computer accessories, ink and toner, modems, flat screen monitors, MP3 players, network equipment (servers, routers, switches), printers, satellite receivers, video cassette recorders and cameras, video games and consoles. Older tube TV’s and monitors will not be accepted.

In the event of severe inclement weather, individuals may visit AARP West Virginia's Facebook page or call 304-340-4610 for the latest information regarding event status and reschedule date.

This semi-annual event is part of AARP West Virginia’s efforts to fight identity theft and fraud through the AARP Fraud Watch Network, which helps individuals spot and avoid identity theft and fraud. Attendees will learn how to stay up to date on con artists’ latest tricks, safeguarding their financial future and protecting their family.

The event is an official West Virginia Money Smart Week event, and is presented in conjunction with financial education events across the Mountain State April 21 - 28. For more information on Money Smart Week activities, visit WV Money Smart Week or www.moneysmartweek.org.

For more information on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, visit www.aarp.org/FraudWatchNetwork