October 23, 2017 – Delray Beach, FL:
Local Credit Union Helped Raise Identity Theft Awareness
The $1.09 billion IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union, IBMSECU, hosted Shred Days at four of their South Florida branches and four of their Atlanta branches during the month of October 2017. According to the Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study, someone becomes an identity theft victim every two seconds. This free, community-wide event helped raise awareness about identity theft and ways to protect oneself.
Locations and dates of the Shred Days were as follows:
Cypress Creek Branch
1500 NW 62nd St. Ste. 308, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Port St. Lucie Branch
2100 NW Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Delray Beach Branch
1000 NW 17th Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Boynton Beach Branch
280 Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
647 Roswell Street NE, Marietta, GA 30060
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1135 Mt. Zion Road Suite D, Morrow, GA 30260
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mansell Commons Branch
1009 Mansell Road Suite D, Roswell, GA 30076
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
124 W. Church Street, Jasper, GA 30143
Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
MicroShred LLC and AAA Security Shredding, non-affiliated, third-party service providers of IBMSECU were on site at the Florida and Atlanta branches to safely dispose of financial and personal documents. The event helped several Members and non-members free up space, eliminate unnecessary theft and security risks, and gave them an opportunity to get rid of old, outdated, and useless files. IBMSECU had experts on site to answer their ID Theft and fraud questions as well as provided free Credit Monitoring and ID Theft/Fraud Protection materials to attendees. Free refreshments were served. Also, this was an opportunity to give a gift to children in need. Attendees were asked to help IBMSECU help those in need by donating an unwrapped toy during each Shred Day.
Members and non-members were encouraged to bring up to ten boxes of paper documents. A list of accepted materials were listed on the Upcoming Events page on IBMSECU’s website.
Michael Miller, CEO of IBMSECU, stated that hosting free, ID Theft protection events and providing information to our Members and the communities we serve is very important. “We were very excited to provide this opportunity to our Members and the community to purge personal documents. This free event helped protect them from identity theft.”
IBMSECU, established in 1969, is a growing and dynamic Credit Union, with more than 78,000 Members worldwide and $1.09 billion in assets. A Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its Members. Credit Unions generally offer high-yield deposits, low interest-rate loans and low fee structures. IBMSECU offers a complete range of products and services including: Checking and Savings accounts, Money Market accounts, Certificates, IRAs, First and Second Mortgages, Car Loans, Visa® Credit Cards, Business Services, and much more.