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LAFCU opens Shred Day to public April 23


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

LANSING, Mich. — Spring cleaners take note: LAFCU is offering free document shredding to the public at the credit union’s Shred Day, Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to noon, to reduce identify theft.


A mobile shredding truck will be at LAFCU’s headquarters/West Lansing Branch, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., for on-site, secure destruction of personal documents. The paper will be recycled. Each person may drop off up to four Bankers Boxes of materials to be shred.

“If you’re cleaning out files this spring and don’t need some documents with personal account information on them, it’s best practice to shred them to help prevent identity theft,” said Alyssa Troub, marketing and communications specialist. “This biannual LAFCU event was initially created for members, but because no one is safe from identity theft and because the financial health of the community is important to LAFCU, the public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of this free service.”


Courtesy Photo LAFCU Shred-Day – LAFCU invites the public to bring documents to its headquarters/West Lansing Branch for free, on-site shredding, Saturday, April 23. Pictured are LAFCU’s Alyssa Troub, center, and Shred Experts’ Adam Jacobs, left, and Jim Neering.

 

Recommended materials are documents that 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.


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 70,000 members and holds $949 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 www.lafcu.com.

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