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Free Document Shredding in Wailuku, April 30

Posted April 29, 2016, 02:57 PM HST
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Document Shredding. Maui Now graphic by Wendy Osher.

Document Shredding. Maui Now graphic by Wendy Osher.

In an effort to help Maui residents avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Hawaiʻi is joining Access Corporation in Wailuku to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon.  The event offers free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records.

The Shred Fest will take place at the Maui Record and Destruction Center, located at 124 Manea Place in Wailuku.

The public is invited to bring old tax forms, bank statements, and other sensitive papers for convenient and confidential on-site destruction. This is a drive through and drop-off event with unloading assistance available. Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed. AARP membership is not required. There is a limit of four file boxes or bags of paper per vehicle occupant.

Participants are also encouraged to bring donations of brown rice and canned goods to benefit Hawaiʻi’s hungry families. All donations will be given to the Maui Food Bank.

“Financial fraud causes millions of dollars in losses each year,” said AARP Hawaiʻi State Director Barbara Kim Stanton. “Now that tax-filing season is behind us, we encourage taxpayers to do a spring cleaning of their old financial documents and other records.”

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In 2015 Hawaiʻi residents registered more than 6,200 complaints about identity theft, fraud and other consumer complaints with the Federal Trade Commission.

The event is one of dozens of Shred Fest 2016 events scheduled for communities nationwide, during Money Smart Week® April 23-30, with support from the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the AARP Foundation.

For more on the Maui event visit AARP online.

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