Your identity might be stolen! Learn about how it happens and why it occurs on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 pm at the Jeudevine Library. This program also provides instruction on protective steps and explains what to do if it happens. Identity theft does not have to be a complete take-over of your identity to be effective for the scammer and we address that also. This presentation is includes techniques used by identity thieves who commit fraud using stolen information.

Scams are happening every day. Norwich, VT lost nearly $250,000 recently. See: https://www.vnews.com/Norwich-Discusses-Financial-Issues-29008229. Millions of Americans are scammed each year on the phone: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/27/business/phishing-bank-scam-trnd/index.html. Learn how to protect yourself! - Fraud trends and behavior. Find out how much fraud is out there and the behaviors that put you at risk.

- The con artists’ play book – Understand the strategies and tactics used by con artists to defraud.

- Prevention – Know and practice the most effective prevention strategies to avoid becoming a victim, recognize the “red flags” and report

- Resources – Learn how to access and share up-to-date information about fraud identification and prevention and where to go if you or someone you love has been a victim.

The presenters are Bill and Susan April who each have over 40 years' experience in the computer industry. Bill was the IT specialist for Central Vermont Medical Center working to keep the medical system computers free from hacking. The program is sponsored by AARP. There will be questions and answers and refreshments. For information call the library at 472-5948.

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