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Preventing Identity Theft
May 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in America, with as many as 9 million people falling victim each year. While some identity theft victims can resolve their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and many hours and days repairing the damage to their name and credit record. Some consumers victimized by identity theft may lose out on job opportunities or denied loans for education, housing, or cars because of negative information on their credit reports. Identity thieves may rent an apartment, obtain a credit card, or establish a telephone account in your name. You may not find out about the theft until you review your credit report or a credit card statement and notice charges you didn’t make—or until a debt collector contacts you.
In this session we will discuss:
- How does my identity get stolen
- Signs you may be a victim
- Steps to take if you become a victim
- Your liabilities
- Prevention tips