Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union hosts ‘Shred Day’ Oct. 16

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (October 8, 2014) — When it comes to identity theft, one person’s trash is another one’s treasure. Filled with personal information, discarded documents represent a virtual gold mine to identity thieves. To ensure private information stays private requires vigilance and a shredder.

In order to raise awareness of what people can do to protect themselves from identity theft, the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) is hosting “Shred Day 2014” on Thursday, Oct. 16.

For the first time, the program will be expanded to an all-day service at two MSGCU branches (Chesterfield and Madison Heights). The general public is invited to join MSGCU members at either location to safely dispose of papers containing private personal and financial information.

“When it’s your personal information, nothing is more important than privacy and security,” Peter Gates, MSGCU President and CEO, said. “Disposing of one’s records and documents safely is the first line of defense against identity theft and that is why we are pleased to expand our Shred Day program for our members and the entire community.”

The Shred Day Program runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at MSGCU locations in Chesterfield and in Madison Heights, Michigan. MSGCU branches and offices are at 45120 Market Place Boulevard (off M-59), Chesterfield, MI  48051, and at 480 West 12 Mile Road (west of John R Road), Madison Heights, and MI 48071.

Each visitor may bring up to two paper grocery bags full of documents to be shredded at no cost. Guests also will enjoy cider and doughnuts. Everyone who stops in also will receive a gift with no obligation.

Thursday, Oct. 16 is also MSGCU Member Appreciation Day.  By offering valuable and free services like shredding, MSGCU is underscoring the community service focus of credit union membership.

To learn more about the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union Shred Day Program and other MSGCU tools to protect members’ identities, please visit or telephone MSGCU at (586) 263-8800 or (866)-MSGCU4U.

About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
Named one of the Top Workplaces in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union has been providing quality financial services to its members for almost 60 years. With 11 offices located throughout Macomb and Oakland counties, MSGCU has more than 95,000 members, $1.5 billion in assets and 270 employees. For more than 20 years, the Credit Union has earned five stars, the highest possible rating, as reported by BauerFinancial. In addition, MSGCU has earned high member satisfaction ratings, scoring 97% or higher for more than 10 years.

Founded by a small group of teachers, principals, and other school employees in 1954, MSGCU offers a full range of loan, savings and checking products and financial services for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit or call 586.263.8800 or 1.866.MSGCU4U.

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