CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Chicago is hosting a free fraud awareness and shredding event open to the public where people from the community, particularly the Chicago South Side, can securely destroy confidential documents and records.
WHO: AARP Chicago and local law enforcement
WHAT: SCAM JAM
WHEN: Tuesday, October 4th
10:30 Fraud Watch Presentation from local law enforcement
WHERE: Parkway Ballroom
4455 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL. 60653
AARP Research asked 2,250 Americans about their experiences with identity theft. More than 12 percent said unauthorized purchases were made in their name in the past year. According to the Justice Department, 16.6 million adults were victims of ID theft in 2012. To avoid becoming one of those statistics, experts recommend a strategy of prevention and monitoring. Here are 10 ways to keep your accounts safe
Scam Jam will also educate participants on how to fight against becoming a victim of fraud as we approach the holiday season. Representatives from law enforcement will provide information as well as the tools needed to keep your identity safe and not fall prey to scams.
A Shred Truck will be on site as shredding sensitive documents is one way Chicagoans can reduce the risk of becoming an identity theft victim.
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SOURCE AARP Illinois