For Immediate Release
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February 19, 2010
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062

Arizona State Credit Union to Host First of Eight Shred-A-Thons Across Northern Arizona

Credit Union helping the community protect against personal identify theft

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona State Credit Union will kick off its first of many Shred-A-Thons throughout their Northern Arizona branches on February 23. This free event helps members of the community by raising awareness about the importance of shredding personal documents to protect against identity theft.

"With more than 11 million adults affected by identity theft in 2009, Arizona State Credit Union wants to help members of our communities protect themselves," said David E. Doss, President and CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "We hope the Shred-A-Thon will expand awareness on this important issue to everyone."

Important documents to bring to the Shred-A-Thons include bank statements, tax returns, medical bills, credit card statements and other personal documents. Arizona State Credit Union will be offering a hundred dollars to any member of the community who opens a checking account with direct deposit during any of the free Shred-A-Thon events.

Arizona State Credit Union Shred-A-Thon will be hosted at eight of the Northern Arizona Credit Union branches. A complete list of branches and dates are:

Prescott Valley Tuesday, February 23
Cottonwood Tuesday, March 23
Prescott Willow Creek Tuesday, April 20
Sedona Thursday, May 20
East Flagstaff Tuesday, June 22
Prescott Gurley Tuesday, July 20
Flagstaff, Beaver St. Tuesday, August 24
Chino Valley Tuesday, September 21

Arizona State Credit Union's Arizona Checking account already includes six months of free Identity Guard® service. The benefits of Identity Guard® include credit bureau monitoring each business day, email notification of certain changes and unlimited access to Credit Education Specialists.

About Arizona State Credit Union

Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a three-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a three-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at


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