ELMHURST – Local residents are invited to attend a free seminar on identity theft prevention at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 13 at the historic Wilder Mansion, located at 211 S. Prospect Avenue. The event is sponsored by State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) featuring a workshop provided by 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 avoid falling victim to fraud and scams.
“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 impacts unsuspecting people every day,” Madigan said. “My office maintains an identity theft unit that works with people to inform them of the steps they can take to protect their personal information and help people recover if they are victimized. I encourage people to attend the workshop, visit our website or give us a call with any questions.”
The event is free and open to the public. Handouts and light refreshments will be provided.
Identity Theft Prevention Workshop
Sponsored by State Representative Patti Bellock and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:00am – 11:00am
211 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
For questions or more information, please call Rep. Bellock’s office at (630) 852-8633.
More information on identity theft precautions and what you can do if you’ve become a victim can be found on the Attorney General’s website – www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov – or by calling her Identity Theft Hotline at 1.866.999.5630.
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