Guard Your Identity at Free Shred-A-Thon Event Hosted by AAA

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shredded paper for id theft or shredathon

Identity theft has quickly become one of the most prevalent and costly crimes happening today.  To help combat the issue, AAA East Central and Shred-IT are hosting a free Shred-a-Thon event to reduce the chances of identity theft.  The event will be held on Friday, May 11th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boardman AAA Branch located at 1275 Boardman-Canfield Rd.

Residents in the Boardman area are invited to bring up to five storage boxes filled with paperwork containing personally identifiable information including names, birthdates, account numbers, etc., for free on-site shredding.  All shredded materials will be recycled.

Items to bring to the Shred-a-Thon:

  • Invoices
  • Employment Applications
  • Bank Statements
  • Business Documents
  • Cancelled Checks
  • Drug Screens
  • Medical Records Contracts
  • Personal Records
  • Claims and Litigation Records
  • Memos and Legal Briefs
  • Insurance Records
  • Credit Reports
  • Leases
  • Timecards
  • Credit Card Recipts
  • Computer Printouts
  • Financial Statements
  • Tax Forms & Other Paperwork

When the public arrives at the Shred-a-Thon, free identity theft information will be provided while having their documents shredded.  AAA Insurance Agents will also be on-site to provide free information on how everyone can help protect themselves against identity theft.

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members.  News releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, contact:
Herman Jenkins, Director of Public Affairs
Desk: 412-365-7278 / Cell: 216-618-6944 / Email: jenkins.herman@aaaec.com

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