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GUARD IT! Washington

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“Guard It! Washington" is an award-winning multi-agency campaign to educate Washington residents and businesses about ways to reduce identity theft. 

Attorney General Rob McKenna joined representatives from the AARP and the Federal Trade Commission for the first Guard it! Washington tour in summer and fall 2007, reaching roughly 1,400 people in 14 cities. The group taught consumers how to detect, deter and defend themselves against identity theft, helped business owners learn how to better protect customer and employee information and offered free shredding donated by professional data security companies statewide.

Based on the success of the 2007 tour, McKenna, the FTC and the AARP expanded the campaign to additional events in 2008. To date, Guard It! has come to Aberdeen, Bainbridge Island, Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Lakewood, Oak Harbor, Olympia, Pasco, Redmond, Seattle, Sequim, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Wenatchee and Yakima.


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