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Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding and Security Seminar August 12 in Santa Rosa

"Shred-a-Thon" helps community protect confidential information

Santa Rosa, Calif.Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is hosting a free security event for the community on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at their Administrative Offices at 3033 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa. A free seminar titled “What You Need to Know About Cyber-Crime” will be held in RCU’s community room from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; free document shredding provided by Shred-IT, and e-waste collection by Conservation Corps North Bay will be held in the building’s west parking lot from 9:00 am to noon.

“Online security is more important than ever, so we’re providing information to help people protect themselves and their personal information against common scams and fraud, as well as developing cybercrime techniques,” said RCU’s fraud and security manager Manuel Pereira, who will be presenting the security seminar at the event.

Attendees may bring up to three banker-sized boxes (15”x12”x10”) of confidential documents for shredding, such as old financial statements, canceled checks, credit card offers, and other outdated documents that contain personal information. E-waste recycling services will also be available for attendees to dispose of old computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, and other personal electronics.

“Shredding old financial documents and other confidential paperwork is one of the most effective measures we can take to protect ourselves from identity theft,” said Matthew Martin, RCU’s vice president of community and government relations, “We are excited to once again offer this free service for the community to help people securely dispose of sensitive documents.”

Monetary donations will also be accepted at the event to benefit Redwood Empire Food Bank, a local nonprofit committed to making adequate nutrition assistance available and accessible to those who need it in Sonoma County.

For additional information about the event, visit www.redwoodcu.org/shred. RCU also offers helpful guidelines on when to shred documents at www.redwoodcu.org/ask-rcu/article?kbid=919.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management, investment and financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU is over $3.5 billion in assets and serves over 285,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit www.redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for regular news and updates.

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