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Identity theft workshop slated

By Staff | Jul 29, 2014

ROCKWELL CITY – A “snack and learn” workshop on identity theft is set from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,on Aug 5 at the Iowa State University Extension office, 521 Fourth St., in Rockwell City.

Jan Monahan, an ISU family finance specialist, will teach how to defend against identity theft.

Identity theft is the fastest growing type of financial fraud with 685,000 reported cases in 2013, resulting in $700 million in lost income.

The average 2013 payout to victims was $2,412.

Identity theft occurs when personal information is stolen and used without the owner’s knowledge and to commit fraud or other crimes.

Some scams can include receiving unsolicited credit cards and phone calls from supposed creditors.

There is no cost to the workshop. A light snack will be provided. Preregistration is required by calling (712) 297-8611 before Aug. 5.

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