About fifteen million U.S. residents are victims of identity theft each year with loses totaling upwards of $50 billion.
This is largely due to the fact that the methods used by identity thieves are getting more and more sophisticated.
However, next week U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld will give some valuable information on how to protect yourself from this growing threat. Ihlenfeld will present a workshop on Identity Theft on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church in Wheeling.
“What does an individual do to protect himself or herself?” Ihlenfeld said. “These are the kinds of things that we are going to talk about at this presentation next week. What steps can you take to be more pro-active? What can you do once your info has been stolen?”
Community Educational Outlook Service members identified this as something they wanted to learn more about because it is such a great occurence in society. They wanted to branch out and invite the public.
The event is free and three is no registration required.