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Coastal Federal Credit Union Sponsoring BBB ID Protection Event

Bookmark and Share Raleigh, N.C. - October 11, 2012

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina announces today that Coastal Federal Credit Union is serving as presenting sponsor of the “Secure Your ID” Day event on Saturday, October 20, 2012. The local shredding and electronics recycling event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Coastal's headquarters at 1000 St. Albans Drive in Raleigh.

Coastal remains committed to active involvement in the communities it serves, as well as helping consumers protect their identities. This is the ninth consecutive “Secure Your ID” Day event the organization has sponsored and the fifth time it will host the event at its headquarters.

“We take pride in supporting BBB through its identity protection initiatives,” says Chuck Purvis, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I encourage area residents to take part in this event, both as a way to safely destroy sensitive documents, as well as to learn how to be vigilant in protecting their personal and financial information.”

During the event, local shredding partner PROSHRED® will provide free, on-site document shredding. Participants are encouraged to bring up to three boxes or bags of sensitive documents that have been removed from binders. GEEP will also be on hand to provide electronics recycling of computers, tablets and cell phones. BBB and Coastal will provide tips and resources to help consumers protect their identity.

“Coastal continues to be a champion to consumers in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina,” says Toby Barfield, president and CEO of BBB serving Eastern North Carolina. “We are thankful to have them alongside us in spotlighting the importance of identity protection.”

BBB has hosted its “Secure Your ID” Day events locally since April 2008. 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 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. 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 $2.1 billion in assets, Coastal serves 192,000 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 4,500 shared branches, 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs and a robust offering of online services at www.COASTAL24.com.

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