LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 26, 2017) -- Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP Arkansas will host a free Fraud Watch Network “Shred Fest” on Saturday, October 28.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road.

AARP will partner with a local shredding provider to take confidential documents that Little Rock-area residents no longer need and shred them at no charge. Shredding will be done on-site—the most secure way to shred.

All material is 100 percent recycled. In two or three weeks, shredded documents will become paper towels, napkins or bathroom tissue. Instead of a charge for shredding, AARP suggests a donation of non-perishable food.

Guidelines include:

-Limit 3 boxes per vehicle

-Personal documents only; no businesses

-No spiral binders or other large metal objects

-No plastic or batteries

-Staples are OK

-No cardboard boxes

-Shredding will conclude for the day when the shred truck reaches its capacity.

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