South Carolina Federal Credit Union is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m., at its Goose Creek financial center, located at 82 Bridgetown Road, Goose Creek, South Carolina.
The credit union is working with Shred-It Document Management to aid members and the public in the fight against identity theft and fraud. Shredding personal documents prevents information leaks and security breaches, reduces storage costs and increases peace of mind.
“We continuously talk to our members about protecting their financial and personal information, and our shred events offer a free and convenient way to do that.” said Jannie Freeman, manager of the Goose Creek financial center.
Document shredding is one of the best ways to protect your identity when disposing of financial documents and paperwork with personal information. Participants are limited to four file boxes (or 100 pounds) of paper each. All attendees can enter to win a $100 gift card on site.
During the credit union’s last shred event in May, members shredded more than 10,000 pounds of documents. Because the shredded material is recycled, the credit union was able to save 88 trees, 10 barrels of oil and more than 36,000 gallons of water.