SACRAMENTO – A community shredding event sponsored by The Golden 1 Credit Union at its Operations Center in Sacramento on Oct. 23 drew a large response from the community, with a record breaking 96,000 pounds of confidential documents destroyed safely and securely, easily surpassing the previous record of 70,000 pounds.
More than 1,900 individuals dropped off unwanted personal documents for shredding. The documents were destroyed under the watchful eyes of their former owners by Iron Mountain. The shredded remnants were then taken to be recycled.
Community shredding events like this play a vital role in helping to protect against identity theft and related crimes. Documents containing sensitive information such as a Social Security number are often sought by people looking to commit fraud. Since 2006, shredding events held by Golden 1 have destroyed more than 446,000 pounds of confidential documents.
“Golden 1 is committed to helping people protect their identities,” said Donna A. Bland, Interim president and CEO of Golden 1. “Events like these help keep confidential information out of the wrong hands and minimize the chances of identity theft.”
The Golden 1 Credit Union is California’s leading credit union, with 84 offices, $7.6 billion in assets and more than 680,000 members.