Shred-a-Thons

Shred-a-Thons
Source: WBRC FOX6 News
Source: WBRC FOX6 News
Source: WBRC FOX6 News
Source: WBRC FOX6 News

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - WBRC FOX6 News and AARP of Alabama are sponsoring two more Shred-a-Thons this year as a community service project to protect you and your family from identity theft.

This is your chance to bring old documents for us to shred for you. The best part - it's a free service!

We will also be accepting non-perishable food donations for local food banks.

Dates and locations are below:

Springville- October 21 Shred-a-Thon

7 a.m. - 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 6471 US Highway 11

Bessemer- October 28 Shred-a-Thon

7 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Civic Center, just off I-59/20 near Academy Drive

LIMITS: You can bring up to three bags or three copy paper sized boxes of documents (paper only) to shred.

Types of documents experts recommend you shred include:

  • Cancelled checks
  • ATM and Credit card receipts
  • Old credit cards
  • Credit card offers
  • Bills
  • Old bank statements
  • Tax records and receipts (keep for 7 years)
  • Medical records and bills (keep for a year)
  • Pay stubs (keep for a year)
  • ONLY BOXES AND BAGS OF PAPER WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Visit FTC.gov/idtheft for tips on how to report and prevent identity theft.

You can also visit AARP.org/FraudWatchNetwork for more details about spotting scams, avoiding credit card fraud and more.

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