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Free shredding event set for Saturday

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A free “Fight Fraud, Shred Instead” event will be held Saturday morning at Cabela’s in Southridge Centre off Corridor G.

This event runs from 9 a.m. to noon. It is open to all Kanawha Valley residents and is sponsored by AARP West Virginia, in partnership with KnightHorst Shredding LLC, Bluegrass E-Cycle, Charleston Newspapers and Cabela’s.

People 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. Charleston Newspapers will be collecting newspapers, magazines and telephone directories for recycling during the event.

There is a limit of six bags or boxes per household, and businesses are not allowed to participate.

Bluegrass E-Cycle will offer free electronics recycling. 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 TVs and monitors will not be accepted.

In the event of severe weather, people 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. For more information on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, visit www.aarp.org/FraudWatchNetwork.

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