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Partnership brings financial education classes

October 2, 2012

A partnership between the BBB and Northern Colorado will bring in free classes in personal finances and identity theft protection for CSU faculty and staff.

A new partnership between the Better Business Bureau for Wyoming and Northern Colorado will bring classes in personal finances and identity theft protection. These classes are one hour in length, and are among the classes that can be attended during the lunch hour. Classes are free for CSU faculty and staff. Pre-registration is required.


Start with Trust: Three Steps to Protecting Your Identity
Noon - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17; Presenter: Kathy Cox

Every year, more than 11 million people fall victim to ID theft. The perpetrator might be someone you know or a scam artist thousands of miles away. It happens online, offline, even in your own home. In this seminar, you’ll learn how ID thieves operate and three steps to take to protect yourself.

Start with Trust: Child Identity Theft
Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30; Presenter: Shelley Polansky

Scam artists target social security numbers of children for one reason: The identity theft goes undetected for years. Unfortunately, when it is discovered, it often results in unhappy circumstances for the victim. One teen learned she was $725,000 in debt at 17! Learn what you can do to safeguard your child’s identity.

Start with Trust: 10 Steps to Follow to Avoid Fraud
Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13; Presenter: Shelley Polansky

Scam artists use several ways to defraud consumers every year. They use phone, email, postal mail, and the Internet to cross geographic boundaries and trick victims into sending money or giving out their personal information. This presentation will share 10 things you can do to stop a scam.

Start with Trust: Financial Literacy for Adults
11 a.m. - Noon Tuesday, Nov. 6; Presenter: Kathy Cox

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides tips and materials on how to improve one’s personal finance, including: preparation for buying a car, buying a home, investing wisely, improving credit and avoiding scams.

To register:

Visit and follow instructions. Contact Ellen at 491-1376, if you’d like to join the training listserv or have a registration question.

Contact: Ellen Audley
Phone: (970) 491-1376