For Immediate Release: June 14, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Free Identity Theft Prevention Workshops Set for July
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting free identity theft prevention workshops from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 7, and from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28 at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Participants ages 18 and up may register online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 193029) or at any City of Henderson recreation center. Participants may attend either session.
Identity theft affects nearly 10 million people each year. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a federal agency that protects consumers from false advertising and administers many consumer protection laws, identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s identifying information, such as a name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without permission, to commit fraud and/or other crimes. Nevada ranks fifth in the nation for identity theft, ranking only behind Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.
The workshop will focus on learning about what identity theft is and how individuals can protect themselves from this type of crime. Attendees will also participate in an interactive ID theft prevention presentation.
“It can take anywhere from days to even years to try to repair the damage done when your identity is stolen,” said Valerie Derrick, Recreation Services supervisor for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “There are processes and agencies that can help, but the best advice is to learn how to avoid becoming a victim in the first place. This workshop aims to do just that.”
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-4060