BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A local branch of AAA is helping the public guard against identity theft.

AAA East Central is hosting a free shredding event on Friday, September 15. People are permitted to bring boxes filled with paperwork containing personally identifiable information including names, birthdates, account numbers and more for free, on-site shredding. 

AAA members are invited to bring up to five storage boxes while non-members can bring up to three boxes.

The event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at AAA’s Boardman office at 1275 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Items to bring to the shredding event:

  • Credit card offers
  • Bank statements
  • Old checkbooks
  • Tax forms and other paperwork
  • Medical records
  • Credit reports
  • Personal records
  • Insurance records
  • Financial statements 

All shredded materials will be recycled.