Credit Union ONE Hosts Ferndale Community “Shred Day”

Ferndale, Michigan When important information gets into the wrong hands it can be devastating for those affected.

In an effort to help their members and the community at large, Credit Union ONE recently held a document shredding day at their Ferndale Branch location.  Approximately 150 people turned out on Saturday, October 27, 2012 to protect themselves from identity theft and fraud by shredding more than 5,000 pounds of confidential personal and business documents.

Documents containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, account information, financial records or personal data, can be stolen and used to open lines of credit, use existing credit cards or to falsify personal information. Shredding documents that contain private information can protect individuals and businesses from fraudulent use of confidential data.

“The shredding event was created to raise awareness about the risks of identity theft and fraud, and to provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unneeded paperwork,” said John Kozich, Executive Director of Community Relations for Credit Union ONE.  “Credit Union ONE has plans to continue offering this service at various Credit Union ONE branches continuing into next year.”

Kozich coordinated the three hour event, working closely with Shred Corp., the industry-leading company that donated their time and equipment to provide secure onsite shredding services.  The shredded paper waste collected was taken away for recycling into paper towel.

Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 28,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 106,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to or “like us” on Facebook

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