Steal an Hour to Prevent Identity Theft

Posted: September 7, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Are you at risk for identity theft? Do you use online banking? Receive pre-approved credit offers by postal mail? Have your Social Security number on your checks or driver’s license? Install software on your computer?

If your identity profile contains any of these risk factors, you can learn how to avoid becoming a victim at the Identity Theft workshop tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Gold Room.

“With the advent of the Information Age—and in particular the Internet—electronically stored personal data has become commonplace. Individuals must protect themselves by strengthening their general security awareness,” says Cathy Hubbs, IT security coordinator, who will conduct the workshop. “This presentation will alert you to the many ways criminals attempt, and successfully steal, identities. But more importantly, it will provide several protective strategies to defend against would-be attackers that you can share with friends, family, and colleagues.”

You can register—a requirement for this Human Resources (HR) Lunch and Learn session—here.

Identity Theft is one in a series of workshops arranged by HR in partnership with the Staff Senate. For more information, click on the HR home page under Lunch and Learn, or call 703-993-4180.

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