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Identity theft workshop on Feb. 3

January 28, 2009

It takes an average of 600 hours for an individual to clear their name if they are a victim of identity theft. The cost to clear your name is usually several thousand dollars out-of-pocket, before an attorney is hired. Identity theft is an exploding issue around the country, with arrest rates averaging only 5 percent.

Identity Theft: Strategies for Prevention and Response
Tuesday, Feb. 3, - 1 p.m.
Johnson Hall, Room 129 

This class will give you tools to limit the possibility that ID theft will affect the financial security of yourself or your loved ones. 

What you will learn
  • How to protect yourself from the rapidly increasing medical identity theft;
  • How criminals gain your identifying information and how they exploit it;
  • Simple ways to safeguard your personal information;
  • What to do if you become a victim of identity theft;
  • How to stop unwanted junk mail and credit card solicitations;
  • How to interact directly with the major credit reporting bureaus, and how that information is critical in maintaining safe and secure identifying information.

Register (open to University employees; no fee, but pre-registration required)

Find us at 129 Johnson Hall.  

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