Four mobile shredding trucks were on hand to safely dispose of members’ discarded materials.
For more than a decade, identity theft has been the number one consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. To better protect members and help keep their personal information safe, Northwest Federal Credit Union hosted its annual Shred Day on May 31 at its Herndon branch. During the event, members could bring up to three boxes of paperwork to be shredded.
“We highly encourage our members to shred any financial documents or paperwork with personal information, rather than throwing them in the trash,” said Chris McDonald, President/CEO of Northwest Federal. “Shred Day offers an easy way to securely dispose of these unwanted items so members can best protect themselves.”
Four mobile shredding trucks were on hand to safely dispose of members’ discarded materials during the event, where 575 cars arrived with more than 24,000 pounds of paper to be processed. Because documents were shredded on-site, and not stored or transported to a central location before shredding, members were assured their materials were safely destroyed.
To learn more about Northwest Federal, visit a local branch or www.nwfcu.org.