Once you’ve filed your taxes, it’s time to shred documents you no longer need, and protect yourself from identity theft.
Shred Fest is a FREE annual shredding service in NYC and nationwide. New York City events are sponsored by the AARP Operation Stop Scams program, but you don’t have to be an AARP member, or even over 50, to take advantage of this FREE public paper shredding program.
Just bring your sensitive documents, and watch them turned into confetti.
In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 132,000 complaints about identity fraud just from New York State residents.
In a recent AARP survey, 88 percent of registered NYC voters said it is very important to guard against identity theft and fraud.
Here’s where to shred it and forget it with AARP:
Monday, April 16 – Penn South Co-Op, Manhattan
Thursday, April 19 – HKC Campgrounds, Staten Island.
Wednesday, April 25 – Glory of God Christian Center, Brooklyn
Saturday, April 28 – Esplanade Gardens, Harlem
For Shred Fest events in other cities and states, click the dropdown menu for your state and city.