Shred Away Identity Theft for Children and Adults

Shred Away Identity Theft for Children and Adults
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Matt Burnam
(310) 752-4400, ext. 245
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Shred Away Identity Theft for Children and Adults
Local Water and Power Community Credit Union Earth Day events offer free paper shredding and financial education for
National Credit Union Youth Month
Water and Power Community Credit Union (WPCCU) will host free environmentally friendly paper
shredding events for the public at its four branch locations.
Identity theft has been on the rise for the past 14 years and adults are not the only ones falling victim to
this crime. According to the Identity Theft Assistance Center, one in 40 families with children under 18
has had at least one child’s personal information compromised. A child’s social security number can be
used by identity thieves to open lines of credit, order utility services, rent property and for tax fraud.
Shredding sensitive and confidential documents is an easy way for consumers to protect themselves
from identity theft. WPCCU invites the community to bring boxes of paper clutter to be securely
shredded and then recycled.
In honor of National Credit Union Youth Month, attendees will learn about the credit union’s free
resources that help members teach children about responsible financial habits.
Attendees can bring up to five boxes or bags of paperwork, including bank and financial statements,
receipts, tax records, school records and any sensitive documents, for easy, safe and secure shredding.
Giveaways will include eco-friendly grocery tote bags, while supplies last.
Saturday, Apr. 18; Wednesday, Apr. 22 (Earth Day); Thursday, Apr. 23; and Saturday, Apr. 25
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 18
8800 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (at La Tijera)
Westchester, CA 90045
Thursday, Apr. 23
Northridge/Granada Hills
North Hills Plaza Shopping Center
16840 Devonshire St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Wednesday, Apr. 22
1053 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, Apr. 25
Sun Valley
8413 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Water and Power Community Credit Union is observing April as National Credit Union Youth Month and
Earth Month. Last year’s event shredded more than 10,000 lbs. of sensitive documents and materials.
Huge garbage cans of paper poured into shred trucks; residents bringing boxes of paper clutter to be
shredded; families enjoying themselves with games, giveaways and advice from onsite financial
representatives; bright tents and tablecloths; food trucks with food for sale.
Paper Shredding Event at WPCCU Sunset Branch Location
About Water and Power Community Credit Union
Founded in 1936, Water and Power Community Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative celebrating 79 years
of service in the Los Angeles area. The credit union has more than 32,000 members, and holds more than
$522 million in assets. Under its California State Charter, WPCCU members come from the employee and retiree
associations of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, more than 60 other sponsor organizations, and others,
who live, work, attend college, or worship in the greater Los Angeles area. For more information, visit or
call (800) 300-9728. WPCCU is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.
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