Advia protecting area residents’ identity with Free Shred Days during Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is April 23 – 30

PARCHMENT, MI (April 21, 2016) — Advia Credit Union will be helping area residents reduce the chances of becoming victims of identity theft by offering Free Shred Days at seven of its branches in Michigan and Wisconsin during Money Smart Week, April 23 – 30.

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign focused on promoting financial literacy and building better skills for managing individual and family budgets and resources.

A costly and personal devastating crime, identity theft can occur the old fashioned way – by criminals sorting through their victims’ trash. Once they find personal identification taken from bank statements, utility bills, and other correspondence, they use this information to assume one’s identity and create new financial transactions – all at their victims’ expense. By shredding documents, individuals can take one of the most important steps towards protecting their personal information, business information and safeguard their credit.

To find out more about fraud prevention visit

Individuals can enter to win a year’s membership to LifeLock®, an identity theft protection service, at the Shred Days’ events. For more information about Advia’s Shred Days visit

There is a limit of 3 boxes per person; only paper materials will be accepted.

Shred Day

About Advia Credit Union

Advia Credit Union’s mission is to provide financial advantages to its members. With over $2.6 billion in assets, Advia seeks to provide quick and easy access to money and time-saving financial tools to nearly 190,000 members in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Advia’s team of over 500 professionals delivers excellent service and innovative products at 29 locations and via digital and mobile platforms. Advia is guided by its core values: driving progress, acting with integrity, building, and strengthening relationships, and keeping people at the core. Visit to learn more about how Advia provides Real Advantages for Real People™.


Nancy Loftis, Vice President of Marketing & PR; 844.238.4228, ext. 1442

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