Identity theft seminars

As part of National Consumer Protection Week (March 4-10), Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s office is kicking off a month-long series of seminars tonight, designed to help consumers guard against identity theft.

Biden’s office, along with state, federal, and local consumer protection agencies and consumer advocacy organizations, will review schemes that target residents of the First State, will help Delawareans learn how to protect themselves by recognizing common scams and teach them how to safeguard their financial information.

“Identity Theft is a devastating crime that can cost victims thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to correct,” Attorney General Biden said. “Consumers can help avoid becoming victims by protecting their personal information, closely monitoring their bank and credit card accounts, and limiting the information they share online. We’re hosting identity theft seminars statewide this month to arm Delawareans with tools they can use to protect themselves and to share information about the resources available to them if they’ve been targeted by a scam or identity theft.”

This month’s seminars, including today’s, will be held at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Delaware Tech Stanton Campus, 400 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, Room A-112
Wednesday March 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Delaware Tech Terry Campus in Dover, Corporate Training Center, 100 Campus Drive, Room 400-A
Wednesday March 21 at 6 p.m. Delaware Tech Owens Campus in Georgetown, Route 18, Arts & Science Center

Biden urged Delaware consumers to report suspected scams or fraudulent solicitations to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit by calling 1-800-220-5424 or sending an e-mail to consumer.protection@state.de.us

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