Shred to Prevent Identity Theft

Updated: March, 2018

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When a thief gets a hold of personal information like your name, date of birth and social insurance number, they can quickly steal your identity to commit fraud. Trying to wrestle it back can be frustrating and expensive.

Protecting your Identity

AMA Shredding Events help you safely destroy personal documents, such as credit card statements, utility bills, and even computer disks. The hungry steel jaws of a shredding truck will munch up a box of old files faster than you can say “shred it.” Besides, turning your 12-year-old tax returns into confetti just feels good.

AMA Shredding Events have helped more than 70,000 Albertans safely recycle over 1,756 tonnes of documents. Thanks to our generous partners at Shred-it, shredding service is free of charge for AMA members, and with our drive-thru service you don’t even have to get out of your car. Beyond the member rewards, we have raised over $216,000 and collected over 96,770 lbs of food for local foodbanks.

To help protect you from fraud, all of our AMA homeowner insurance policies (home, condo, and renters insurance) include identity theft expense coverage at no extra charge. This helps pay for the costs you incur restoring your identity, if it’s been stolen.

Learn more on what to do if you or a loved one becomes a victim of identity theft or fraud.

Start Shredding

Shredding events take place annually, in the spring. Get more information like dates, locations, and instructions on how to prepare.

If you can’t make it to one of our events, AMA offers Secure Document Disposal envelopes at all centres with special pricing for members.


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