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The AARP wants Delawareans to get (their documents) shredded

Reminding us just how far we are from a completely digital future.

Shred those "obsolete" financial docs! (Photo by Flickr user Mike Haw)

In an effort to promote anti-fraud measures on a community level, the AARP is hosting two document shredding events here in Delaware. They’re working with two YMCAs to do it, too.
The events will be free and open to the public. The first is this Saturday, April 22, at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. The second is Saturday, April 29, at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA. That one will also run from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m..
Delaware Online caught up with AARP Delaware State President Rashmi Rangan about the events. “Many Delawareans clear out and discard their obsolete financial documents at the end of the tax-filing season in April,” Rangan told the outlet. “Our shredding events provide a convenient and safe way for people to destroy this sensitive paperwork.”
The AARP is a nonprofit group for the retired generation, and it’s clear that the AARP wants the people it supports to get read of unnecessary and potentially risky financial documents. “Obsolete” is the word Rangan uses. That could mean that the documents are useless as they age beyond need, but it also implies that the physical nature is a thing of the past.
Shredding events like these are important as the promote safe document handling, but one wonders how far away we are from an entirely digital and more secure future.

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