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ID Theft: Strategies for Prevention and Response

January 26, 2009

Adam Smith, criminal investigator, CSU Police Department, will be presenting a two hour workshop on how to prevent or respond to ID Theft.

Time:  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Day:  Thursday, Jan. 29
Location:  Room 210, Lory Student Center

On average it takes 600 hours for an individual to clear their name if they are a victim of ID theft.

The cost to clear your name is usually several thousand dollars out-of-pocket, before an attorney is hired. ID theft is an exploding issue around the country, with arrest rates averaging only 5 percent. This class will give you tools to limit the possibility that ID theft will affect the financial security of yourself or your loved ones.

  • How criminals gain your identifying information and how they exploit it
  • What to do if you become a victim of identity or medical ID theft
  • How to stop unwanted junk mail & credit card solicitations
  • How to interact directly with major credit reporting bureaus, and how that information is critical in maintaining safe and secure identifying information

For more information contact Student Financial Services at (970) 491-6321 or e-mail

Contact: Robert Hudgens
Phone: (970) 491-6321