BBB and Coastal Federal Credit Union Partner to Help Consumers Protect Identity
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 16, 2011)—Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina (bbb.org) announces today that Coastal Federal Credit Union (coastal24.com) is serving as presenting sponsor of its “Secure Your ID” Day event on April 16, 2011. The local shredding event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the CFCU headquarters on St. Albans Drive in Raleigh.
“Coastal was founded on the principal of ‘people helping people,’ and we work to improve the lives of our members, their families and the community,” says Sandra Glasson, vice president of member and community relations for Coastal. “We are proud to continue working with BBB on this great initiative and encourage everyone to use this event as an opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft.”
Supporting BBB builds upon a longtime CFCU commitment to being involved in the communities it serves. This is the sixth “Secure Your ID” Day event Coastal has sponsored and the third time hosting the event at its headquarters.
“We are grateful for Coastal’s generosity in supporting this great event for consumers,” says Toby Barfield, president and CEO of BBB serving Eastern North Carolina. “Working together, we hope to show how big the identity theft issue is and raise consumers’ awareness of how they can protect themselves.”
Local shredding partners will provide free, on-site document shredding during the event. Participants are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders. BBB and Coastal will provide tips and resources to help consumers protect their identity. Additional information is available at www.easternnc.bbb.org/secure-your-id.
About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina:
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in Eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 2,900 local businesses and professional firms. The BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by the BBB include, reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, dispute resolution services, and consumer/business education programs. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.
About Coastal Federal Credit Union:
Coastal Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative, offering a full range of financial products and services. Coastal was chartered on August 31, 1967 with the mission of fostering the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”. Today, with $1.9 billion in assets, Coastal serves 190,000 members from 1,200 business partners and is among the leading financial institutions in North Carolina. Coastal operates 15 branches in the Triangle market and serves members in all 50 states through a network of 4,200 shared branches 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs and a robust offering of online services at www.COASTAL24.com.