LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has invited the public to participate in LAFCU Shred Day to help fight identity theft, Saturday, Oct. 13. It is 10 a.m. to noon at LAFCU’s West Lansing Branch and headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd.
“We’re encouraging LAFCU members and the public to be vigilant in safely destroying documents with sensitive information to avoid fraud,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer. “Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in response to increased security efforts. So, it can be the little things that help protect one’s financial identity.”
Each person can bring up to 10 Bankers Boxes of materials to be shred at no cost.
Recommended materials include anything that has identifying information such as financial, medical and Social Security account numbers. This includes documents, receipts, address labels, bills, insurance claims, tax forms, hard drives, SD and SIM cards, mobile phones and thumb drives.
Protection of the financial health of members is a key credit union benefit. In addition to regular Shred Days, LAFCU partners with CyberScout™ to offer year-round credit and fraud monitoring services that include proactive educational information and tools, and full identity theft recovery assistance for an annual fee. More information is at www.LAFCU.com/CyberScout.
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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 nearly 63,000 members and holds nearly $700 million in assets. 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 and ITMs. 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.