FCCU in Crookston to host free shred event April 26-30

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Crookston Times

    First Community Credit Union (FCCU) will be hosting a free shred event drop off April 26-30. This event is open to the public and will be held at their Crookston branch at 2315 North Acres Dr.

    There will be drop off bins on-site for shredding any unwanted personal, medical or business-related documents at no cost to help you secure your identity. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders; however, staples, paper clips, CDs, and floppy discs will be allowed to be shred. There is a  one bin limit per person.  

    With the ever-growing risk of identity theft, FCCU feels that it’s important to give the community an opportunity to discard confidential documents safely and securely. One-way identity thieves can get your information is by picking through a person’s trash and looking for things that contain identifying information. Shredding those items securely helps prevent the information from getting into the wrong hands.

    Susan Long Swen, FCCU Community Engagement Specialist says, “We know how items such as bank statements, old tax filings, duplicate checks, physician statements, credit card receipts and many other private documents can build up in homes. We want to provide the community with a safe outlet to have them securely destroyed.”

    “This also helps to protect the environment of our communities because all the shredded documents are then recycled,” Long Swen adds. “It is a win-win for the members of our communities and the environment – saving the trees and protecting your identity.”

     For more information about the shred event drop off, stop into First Community Credit Union or call 281-5741.