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NEWS // July 2, 2015

Don’t need it? Shred it at the 2015 SDCCU® Super Shred Event on July 25

Credit card statements - shred. Old paycheck stubs - shred. Bank statements and canceled checks - shred. ATM and credit card receipts - shred. Expired insurance policies and claims information - shred. Tax information and supporting documents past the statute of limitations - Shred! Shred! Shred!

“The first rule in preventing your confidential information from getting in the hands of identity thieves: if you don’t need it, shred it,” said Teresa Halleck, president and CEO of San Diego County Credit Union®, which is hosting its 2015 SDCCU Super Shred Event at Qualcomm® Stadium on Saturday, July 25 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We are happy to provide this free, much needed service to the community. With a greater prevalence of fraud and identity theft in recent years, it’s important to provide San Diegans with an easy opportunity to dispose of sensitive data,” said Halleck. “The SDCCU Super Shred event provides just that as well as allows everyone in San Diego the opportunity to protect the environment and be a part of history.”

SDCCU is planning to once again shred the Guinness World Record® for the most paper collected in 24 hours. In July 2014, SDCCU organized the effort to collect and shred over 422,000 pounds of paper, setting a new Guinness World Record for the most paper collected in 24 hours. During the event, 50 trucks were used to collect the paper. This year, SDCCU is aiming to collect and shred more than 500,000 pounds of paper.

“SDCCU needs the help of the entire community to make this our biggest event ever! We encourage everyone to bring their old personal documents to the stadium for shredding on July 25,” said Halleck.

Shred-It®, the world's leading document destruction and recycling company, will be onsite to shred documents at no charge. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding; however, staples and paperclips are okay to be shredded. The first 1,000 guests who take advantage of the SDCCU Super Shred Event will receive a free gift. Plus, monetary donations will be accepted for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.

“We are committed to doing good in our community and helping San Diegans protect their confidential data and privacy,” said Halleck. “I also recommend using SDCCU’s online and mobile banking services, such as eStatements, eNotices and eReceipts. It’s not only a great way to minimize the amount of confidential information you have at home but it also reduces waste.”

As a leader in the industry leveraging new technologies to provide breakthrough banking products and services, SDCCU provides customers quick, easy and secure access to their accounts through online and mobile banking.  

SDCCU’s dedication to building healthier, safer and thriving communities is embedded in its corporate culture and extends outward into the community. Founded more than 75 years ago by San Diego County employees on the principle that people come first and profits second, SDCCU is now San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution. With $6.9 billion in assets and over 291,000 customers, SDCCU proudly supports more than 75 non-profits each year and the SDCCU Super Shred Event is one of 200-plus community events SDCCU participates in annually.

For more information about the free SDCCU Super Shred Event on July 25, SDCCU’s online and mobile banking services or the credit union’s community outreach, visit