Credit union in Pensacola, FL holds free Shred-A-Thon for members and community

PENSACOLA, FL (February 23, 2021)

On February 10th, 2021, Central Credit Union of Florida invited its members and the community to their home office at 1200 E. Nine Mile Road in Pensacola and to their Panama City branch location at 2615 Highway 77 for their quarterly shred-a-thon event. This event offers people the opportunity to bring their personal documents or any other printed materials they wish to discard in a safe and secure way for free.

The event, held from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, helped members and others who participated reduce the risk of identity theft as much of the documentation that was brought in to be destroyed properly included sensitive information, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and home addresses.

This is the first occurrence of the quarterly event after the Credit Union paused many of their public events last year for safety precautions. “We are thrilled to be resuming these quarterly shred-a-thons. At Central, we are always working to protect our members’ identity. These events allow the members to have their personal documents shred safely rather than discarding in the garbage or recycling bin. In addition to these shred-a-thons, we provide regular articles and education on how one can protect themselves from identity theft or fraud.” There are millions of cases of fraud and identity theft every year. It is important to handle paperwork with sensitive information appropriately. Learning how to protect yourself and taking advantage of free opportunities, like CCUFL’s shred-a-thon event and their custom alerts on CCUFL accounts to know when activity has occurred, can help keep your finances secure. If you would like to attend the next shred-a-thon event, the date, time and locations will be announced on their website and social media accounts.

To learn more about Central Credit Union of Florida, you can follow their Facebook page, visit their website or call their local headquarters at (850) 474-0970 or (800) 375-2235.

About Central Credit Union of Florida

Central Credit Union of Florida was founded in 1962. For more than 50 years, CCUFL has shown what a credit union really is... people helping people. CCUFL embraces the credit union philosophy by providing financial services to its members and giving back to the community through volunteering and monetary donations. Central is open to anyone living, working, or attending school in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Bay, Walton, Washington, and Duval counties in Florida.


Todd Cunningham

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