AARP Michigan Shred Truck to visit Macomb Community College Center Campus July 29

– Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:00AM

Destroy personally identifying documents to avoid identity theft

AARP Michigan is bringing its shred truck to Macomb Community College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township, Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shred truck will be in parking lot 4, which is located adjacent to Hall and Garfield roads. 

This free event is open to all ages, and membership with AARP is not required to participate. This is an opportunity for area residents to easily destroy sensitive, personally identifying documents before they end up in the hands of thieves.  No electronics will be accepted.

It is estimated that someone has their identity stolen every three seconds. Thieves commonly search through dumpsters and trash cans looking for confidential information they can use to commit crimes.

Fraud experts recommend shredding these types of documents:

  • Cancelled or unused checks, deposit slips, and ATM and credit card receipts
  • Preapproved credit card applications and incentive checks from credit card companies.
  • Unneeded medical bills or records
  • Investment account statements
  • Expired driver’s license, medical insurance cards and passports
  • Any paper that carries your social security number, birth date, signature, account numbers, passwords or PIN numbers.

The Fraud Watch Network shred truck program is a part of AARP's national commitment to fight fraud. For more information about the shred truck, call AARP Michigan at 313.832.6846.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271, patricks28@macomb.edu

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