Several hundred people came out to have confidential documents, CDs, and video tapes shredded on-site and to discard unneeded paper, eliminating the danger of financial fraud or identity theft. The service was free and available to anyone in the area.
Todd Jones, an identity theft expert, was also on hand to meet with people and offer tips on how they can protect their identity. He conducted dark web scans for people he visited with to show them how identity thieves work and how to protect themselves from cyber criminals.
“We want to help safeguard the community from becoming victims of fraud. This event was just one small way for us to help do that,”
said Valarie Weaver, Flower Mound Branch Manager of Texas Trust Credit Union. “It was great to help so many Flower Mound residents safely discard their personal documents and help educate them about the dark web and ways they can protect themselves beyond just shredding personal information.”
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union was created in 1936 when a group of Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation employees pooled their savings so they could help each other achieve financial goals. Today, more than 115,000 members are served through checking and savings accounts; loans (personal, mortgage, auto, and small business); credit cards; insurance products; and investment services. Texas Trust Credit Union supports local students through its “Spirit Debit Rewards” program. With every eligible swipe of an SDR card, funds are donated to the school or district of the member’s choosing. To date, Texas Trust has donated more than $1.7 million since August 2011. Texas Trust serves members through 22 locations in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Henderson, Ellis, Johnson and Tom Green counties. With assets of more than $1.2 billion, Texas Trust is the 6th largest credit union in North Texas, the 17th largest in Texas, and was ranked the 10th best performing credit union in the country by Standard and Poor’s Global Market Intelligence. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu.