PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Not shredding your personal papers and information can lead to your credit rating or reputation getting figuratively shredded -- by an identity thief.
Attorneys general across the country, including Rhode Island A.G. Peter Kilmartin, kicked off National Consumer Protection Week by announcing several shred-a-thon events statewide, in Warwick, Woonsocket, Middletown, Wakefield, and Providence (see below for the full listings).
"The old adage of 'one person's trash is another person's treasure' rings true for identity thieves," said Attorney General Kilmartin in a news release.
The shred-a-thons will let any consumer bring two "banker boxes" worth of confidential documents for free shredding.
Click here to go to the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General's web site for more tips and information to manage your money and debt -- and avoid identity theft, frauds and scams.
Shredding events are being held at:
Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
City of Warwick Pilgrim Senior Center
27 Pilgrim Parkway
Wednesday, March 9, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Woonsocket Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Thursday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Middletown Police Station
123 Valley Road
Friday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stedman Government Center
4808 Tower Hill Road
Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street
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