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San Diego County Credit Union offers free shredding services on Saturday, April 9

SDCCU is the current Guinness World Record holder for the most paper collected and shredded in 24-hours

4/08/2016 12:00 a.m.

SDCCU is offering free shredding services at the following three locations from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 9: Pacific Beach Branch at 1664 Garnet Ave.; La Costa Branch at 7630 Via Campanile; and the SDCCU Operations Center at 6545 Sequence Dr. in Mira Mesa.

“We are proud to offer this free service to our community, which helps to minimize fraud and identity theft by providing an easy opportunity to dispose of sensitive data,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “While SDCCU has offered free shredding services since 2007, there has become a greater need for this service with an increased prevalence of fraud and identity theft in recent years. One mantra of preventing identity theft is: if you don’t need it, shred it, and SDCCU is here to make that happen. Another way we aim to minimize the risk of fraud is by offering SDCCU’s online banking services, such as eStatements, eNotices and eReceipts.”
 
The first 200 people at each location who take advantage of SDCCU’s free shredding services will receive a free gift. The public is invited to bring a maximum of two boxes containing personal and confidential information to have it shredded on the spot at no charge in the parking lot of these three SDCCU locations.
 
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled over 1.8 million pounds of paper at no charge, saving over 15,500 trees (every 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree).
 
Last year at the SDCCU Super Shred Event, SDCCU once again became the Guinness World Record® holder for the most paper collected in a 24-hour period at a single location. The exciting occasion—held at Qualcomm® Stadium—helped thousands of people, used 55 trucks and resulted in the collection of a total of 584,350 pounds of paper. SDCCU plans to break that record this year at their next SDCCU Super Shred Event scheduled for July 30, 2016.
 
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $7.3 billion, over 313,000 customers, 38 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.

San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with 30,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMs and 43 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Open an account today.

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