There are approximately 10 million identity theft victims every year in the United States. A majority of victims are senior citizens. Professionals from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will show attendees how to safeguard their credit card, Social Security and other personal and financial information to prevent it from falling into the hands of criminals. Attorney General Lisa Madigan will also be present to welcome local residents.
“Identity theft is a serious concern for people of all ages, particularly our seniors,” Rep. Bellock said. “Our workshop will help local families learn how to take simple, effective steps to help safeguard their personal information. Being smart and proactive can keep us from becoming victims and protect our parents and grandparents from falling prey.”
"Identity theft is the most prevalent financial scam affecting people today, so it's critical to learn how you can start incorporating simple precautions into your daily routine to minimize the risk of your personal information being compromised," Attorney General Madigan said.
The event is free and open to residents of the 47th District, which includes all or portions of Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove and Western Springs. Handouts and light refreshments will be provided.
Identity Theft Prevention Workshop
Sponsored by State Representative Patti Bellock
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am
The Community House
415 West 8th Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
For questions or more information, please call Rep. Bellock’s office at (630) 852-8633.