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Come join us at our Semoran branch as Orlando Federal Credit Union hosts a Shred Day and Food Drive to support United Against Poverty Orlando.  Bring your items to shred as well as bring one or more non-perishable food or personal care items to donate (See Most Useful Donations Below).  These items will be given to United Against Poverty Orlando to help those in our community so save the date for this event and safely shred your documents while helping us shred hunger.  To learn more about the importance of this event, read this short article below 6 Ways To Lower Your Risk Of Identity Theft.


EVENT:  Shred Day

WHEN:  Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm

WHERE:  2150 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, 32822

WHAT TO DO FIRST:  Reserve A Time On Facebook (Reservations Get Preference)

WHAT TO BRING:  Your documents to shred (see Shred Rules below) and one or more non-perishable food or personal care items.


Most Useful Donations:  Baby Food, Bottled Water, Canned Beans, Canned Fruit (pop top lid), Canned Potatoes, Canned Soup, Cereal Bars, Diapers, Ensure, Feminine Hygiene Products, Jams or Jellies, Oatmeal, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Rice, Saltine Crackers, Small Box Cereal

Shred Rules

Limit to three boxes; Boxes less than 25 lbs; No Businesses

BRING:

Documents containing personal identifiable information

  • social security number
  • date of birth
  • account numbers
  • medical records
  • credit report & credit card pre-approvals
  • driver’s license number


Other Acceptable Items

  • paper clips
  • spiral notebooks
  • credit/debit cards
  • file folder
  • staples

 




DON'T BRING:

Items will be returned to you

  • batteries
  • electronics
  • 3-ring binders
  • binder clips
  • household items
  • plastics
  • direct mail
  • sales flyers
  • magazines
  • phone books
  • catalogs
  • boxes

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Identity Theft

Published April 1, 2019

Identity thieves have only become more creative in finding new ways to hijack  personal information and exploit their victims. It seems like every day we learn of yet another new identity theft or fraud scam. 

According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center Internet Crime Report (IC3), losses in 2018 totaled well over $1.4 billion. Identity theft losses alone represented $66.8 million. 

While it can feel overwhelming and hopeless, the IC3 says there are some basic yet effective proactive steps every consumer can take.

Skip the public Wi-Fi: Don’t use public wifi especially if you’re shoppingonline, logging into your financial institution, or accessing other sensitive sites. If you must get online when in public places, only visit websites with HTTPS encryption. To prevent your smartphone from searching for hotspots, don’t forget to turn off the automatic Wi-Fi function.

Enable security functions on your phone, computer/laptop and tablets: This is particularly important if you have passwords stored or apps that link to your financial institutions.

Ignore unsolicited requests for personal information: No legitimate business, organization or government entity will ever email, text, call or stop by your house personally to collect your name, birth date, social security number, credit card, checking or savings account numbers. 

Monitor your credit report and banking accounts: You can order one free credit report per year from all three credit reporting agencies. Being aware of your balances, purchases, any new accounts opened can go a long way in identifying compromised information quickly. You should be reviewing your statements weekly and don’t just look for questionable big ticket purchases. Some fraudsters like to run “tests” with smaller charges before they go for larger ones. It’s also a good idea to set up automated alerts for transactions over a certain amount. 

Get e-statements: You’ll not only be helping the environment, you’ll also reduce the chances of a thief swiping your mail and gaining access to your personal information. 

Shred, shred, shred: Again very basic, yet effective. If you insist on paper statements, then be sure to shred them all. 

WHAT TO DO NEXT:
  Reserve A Time On Facebook For Our Shred Day
(Reservations Get Preference)

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