Bellock to host Identity Theft Prevention Workshop

HINSDALE – Local residents are invited to attend an identity theft prevention workshop at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 30 at The Community House; sponsored by Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

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.

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