"Montgomery area and Alabama, but across the country,” said Jessica Pigg with MAX Federal Credit Union, one of the event’s sponsors. “Residents can bring up to 5 boxes or bags of confidential documents to shred.”
MAX teamed up with AARP of Alabama, the Montgomery Clean City Commission, and WSFA 12 News to host a Shred-a-Thon in the south parking lot of Garrett Coliseum at 1555 Federal Drive. The shredding event was from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The final car count for the event was 1,209.
AARP recommends taking even more steps to protect your identity. “Checking your credit report every year, keeping up with your bank statements, watching your mail and when it’s delivered,” explained AARP of Alabama’s Anna Pritchett.
According to AARP Fraud Watch Network, the event was intended to protect one from fraud and identity theft while helping you stay one step ahead of the criminals. Examples of personal and private residential document shredding include:
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