Look out for Identity Theft: FTC Webinar for Blind and Low Vision Persons

Hands on laptopThe Federal Trade Commission is hosting a conference call for the blind and visually impaired to help the community learn about identity theft resources, how to prevent identity theft, and steps to take if it happens to you. This event is prompted by the dramatic increase in calls from criminals contacting Medicare recipients, compromised online Social Security accounts, and fears of exploitation of persons through misrepresentation of the forthcoming Healthcare Act.

The FTC will present “Talking Through Identity Theft: A program for the blind and visually impaired” on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 to 2:00 PM Central. The free program covers financial, medical, and government benefits and how identity theft impacts the disabled, children and older Americans. This webinar uses WebEx to view online slides, with audio provided via conference call. So for maximum benefit, connect via phone and computer. Persons who are not online can still benefit by calling in to hear the presentation. Call 800-230-1092 or 612-332-0228 – Confirmation number: 29777.

Link to July 31 Webinar: Talking Through Identity Theft

Copies of Identity Theft webinar slides available after the July 31 live presentation

The FTC recommends connecting up to 15 minutes early to test your computer before the presentation.

Learn more by reading  additional resources found at the Tri-State BBB Web Site!

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