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CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union to Host Annual Free Shredding Event to Help Protect Against Identity Theft

Shredding paper documents can help prevent personal and financial information from falling into the wrong hands and is an important step in preventing identity theft and fraud.


Alexandria, Virginia, USA – WEBWIRE

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Virginia will be hosting a free community shredding event on April 21 to help people protect themselves from identity theft.
 
CommonWealth One’s free community shredding events help credit union members and the community get personal documents that contain sensitive information shredded and recycled securely. These can include old tax records, bills, paycheck stubs and more.

Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2017 Identity Fraud Study found that $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016 through identity theft. Shredding paper documents can help prevent personal and financial information from falling into the wrong hands and is an important step in preventing identity theft and fraud.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Local residents and credit union members may bring up to five (5) boxes of documents to CommonWealth One’s Alexandria Main Branch, 4875 Eisenhower Avenue on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Alexandria event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Due to high demand at previous events, the credit union has increased capacity with two shred trucks for this event.

Important Information

  • Attendees are allowed up to five boxes only.
  • Please remove plastic covers, trash and other non-paper elements before you arrive.
  • No electronic items, binder clips, three-ring binders, checkbooks, or magazines!
  • If you would like to see your items shredded, please park your car and walk up to the designated Walk Up bins.

CommonWealth One staff will be onsite to personally assist members and the public with disposing of their materials. Branch managers and staff will also be available to answer questions about mortgages, auto loans, checking and savings accounts, online account opening and other financial products and services.

About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union

Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C.’s and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit, financial cooperative committed to being its members’ lifetime financial partner. CommonWealth One has branches in Washington, D.C. and in Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Virginia, including a branch at James Madison University.



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