Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union hosts free Community Shred Event
CHARLESTON, SC (May 8, 2017) — Heritage Trust recently held a free community shred day event to help mark the end of tax season. The event, which was coordinated with Iron Mountain and Northwoods Mall, provided the local community with an opportunity to safely and securely dispose of their sensitive documents.
Through this event, members of the Heritage Trust team were able to help event participants securely shred over 6,000 pounds of documents including expired debit and credit cards, medical bills, receipts, tax statements, credit card offers and more.
“Heritage Trust was able to help local residents protect their personal information and reduce the risk of identity theft by providing onsite immediate disposal of at risk documents. Through this event we unloaded 135 vehicles potentially keeping sensitive information out of the hands of scam artists,” commented Nise Lowell, Heritage Trust Public Relations Officer. Over the past several years fraud appears to have not changed substantially. The total number of victims remained steady at 13.1 million, and the total fraud amount fell slightly to $15 billion.
Members of the Heritage Trust team
About Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union was founded in 1955 and is now one of the largest credit unions in the greater Charleston Metro area with $650 MM in assets and serving over 50,000 members. With trust as a core value, the credit union offers a full suite of products, from savings, checking and investment options to real estate and commercial lending and business solutions.