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LAFCU opens Shred Day to public April 22

Credit union offers free secure destruction of personal information to help prevent identity theft

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Spring cleaning on your to-do list? Looking to lower your risk of identity theft? LAFCU is offering a free event to assist with both. As part of the credit union’s annual Shred Day, a mobile shredding truck will be at LAFCU’s headquarters/West Lansing Branch, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, for on-site, secure destruction of personal documents.

Recommended materials to shred have identifying information about financial, medical, and Social Security accounts. Examples are receipts, address labels, bills, insurance claims, tax forms and checking, savings and loan statements. Each person may drop off up to four banker’s boxes of materials.

“If you’re cleaning out files this spring or have saved billing statements or other documents with personal information on them that are no longer needed, it is best practice to shred them to lower your risk of and prevent identity theft,” said Alyssa Troub, LAFCU marketing and communications specialist. “The public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of this free, annual LAFCU event because the credit union wants everyone to be safe from the dangers of fraud and theft and support the financial health of the entire community.”

About LAFCU Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves more than 74,000 members and holds over $973 million in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low-interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit

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