Every two minutes someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself.

AARP Kentucky is sponsoring a shredding event in Lexington on April 22. Anyone can bring confidential documents they no longer need for free shredding. For details, visit aarp.org/ky.

Nationally, in 2016, more than 3 million consumers were conned out of more than $744 million. According to federal data, Kentuckians filed more than 26,000 fraud and identity theft complaints.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network also aims to keep members’ money safe by providing resources to spot, avoid and report identity theft and fraud. Sign up to receive watchdog alerts about active scams occurring in your neighborhood and stay current on con artists’ latest tricks.

The free service lets participants talk to a real person.

Get this information and more at aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or by calling 877-908-3360.