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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2008
Free shredding Sept. 11 in Aberdeen during Guard It tour

ABERDEEN – Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office and AARP will visit Aberdeen on Thursday, Sept. 11, to promote identity theft prevention and assist the public in keeping sensitive documents out of the hands of crooks. LeMay Mobile Shredding will destroy papers for consumers and small businesses at no charge.

WHO: Mary Gould, Consumer Protection Outreach and Education Manager, Attorney General’s Office
Jean Mathisen, AARP Fraud Fighter Program Director

WHAT: Guard-It! Washington Community Forum and Shredathon

WHEN:

  • Shredding: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (parking lot)
  • Presentation: noon – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aberdeen Senior Center
117 E. 3rd Ave.


Lunch will be available at a small cost and is optional.

RSVP: Space is limited for the presentation. Register online at www.guarditwashington.com or call 1-800-646-2283. No registration is necessary to participate in the shredding.


DETAILS:  The event is part of the statewide “Guard It! Washington” campaign, a partnership of the Attorney General’s Office, Federal Trade Commission and AARP. 

While Washington has dropped from 7th to 13th in the nation per capita for identity theft cases reported to the Federal Trade Commission, many Washington residents still inadvertently put themselves at risk.

Those attending the shredding are invited to bring up to three grocery sacks or two file boxes of documents to be shredded at no charge.


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