It’s easy to overlook small details when preoccupied with data compromises on the national scale. However, while credit bureaus and multinational companies get the attention, up to half of ID theft actually comes from paper trails. Credit card offers, medical bills, and discarded statements remain critical concerns when avoiding identity theft.
Knowing this issue and eyeing an opportunity to serve two causes, Arapahoe Credit Union will be providing a free community shred event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Arapahoe CU will have four trucks available for on-site shredding and one additional truck for small electronic recycling. The credit union will be collecting optional donations that will be given, unrestricted, to support student programs at Newton Middle School. All services will be located at Newton MS parking lot on the northeast corner of Arapahoe Road and Colorado Boulevard.
Residents are encouraged to bring their documents for secure, on-site destruction by certified professionals. Please consider bank statements, bills, paystubs, credit card offers, medical records, receipts and anything with personal, identifying information. Other items, such as newspapers and general junk mail, do not need to be shredded. Anyone with more than five shred boxes should contact ACU in advance to make sure you can be accommodated. Electronic recycling is generally reserved for small, household items. Unfortunately, box tube TVs, large appliances, and most batteries cannot be taken. For full restrictions, please visit ArapahoeCU.org.
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