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CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union Members, Local Residents Shred More Than 20,000 Pounds of Paper

Hundreds of community members took a step toward protecting themselves from identity theft at CommonWealth One Federal Credit Unionís free community shred day in April.


Alexandria, Virginia, USA – WEBWIRE

Hundreds of community members took a step toward protecting themselves from identity theft at CommonWealth One Federal Credit Unionís free community shred day in April. More than 500 people attended, shredding 20,100 pounds of paper.

The shredding event took place at CommonWealth Oneís main branch in Alexandria, Virginia. The event lets credit union members and local residents have their personal documents shredded and recycled securely.

For many people, these documents included tax documents, bills, paycheck stubs and other items containing†sensitive, personal information. Shredding can help prevent personal and financial information from falling into the wrong hands, and is an important step in preventing identity theft and fraud.

CommonWealth One staff was on hand to personally assist credit union members and the public with disposing of their materials. Branch managers and staff were also available to answer questions about mortgages, auto loans, checking and savings accounts, opening accounts online and other financial products and services.

Harrisonburg residents have an opportunity to shred their documents at CommonWealth Oneís Regional Branch at 42 Terri Drive in Harrisonburg on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees are allowed up to five boxes of documents, and should remove plastic covers and all non-paper elements before arriving. No electronics, batteries, flammable materials, binder clips, three-ring binders, cardboard or magazines are allowed.

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. and Northern Virginiaís top credit unions. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution committed to being its membersí 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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