TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It was a packed parking lot at Bank of America, in North Tallahassee, as people from around the area got a chance to shredded their valuable documents.
This was a part of the second annual shred day.
The occasion was hosted by Bank of America, AARP Tallahassee, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Elder Care Services.
Last year the event shredded over 5,000 pounds of paper with about 200 people dropping off documents.
This year the groups surpassed both amounts.
"When people get your personal information or materials you may have discarded, they can impersonate you. They can open bank accounts in your name. They can clean you out " said Dave Bruns, Communication Manager, AARP Florida
According to AARP veterans are 20% more likely to be defrauded.