The Smithville Police Department will host an identity theft class on Monday June 1st at 6:00 pm at the County Complex in the UT Extension room on South Congress Boulevard in a continued effort for public awareness.
The class will be instructed by Homeland Security. The class is open to the public and is free of charge. "Its heartbreaking when people come to the police department and they have been scammed out of the money that they have worked hard for," said Captain Steven Leffew. "We welcome everyone to come out and get some ideas on how to better protect you and your family".
Protecting Your Identity – What You Should Know, What You Should Do
Identity fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. It affects millions of victims each year and results in billions of dollars in losses for consumers, businesses, and financial institutions. It takes years to build one’s identity, but it could be destroyed very quickly if it is misused by someone.
This 1 hour presentation is intended to explain some common methods used by identity thieves, how to safeguard your identity, and what to do if you become a victim of identity theft