Rep. Schiff to Host Forum to Combat Identity Theft

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On Monday, Aug. 4, Rep. Adam Schiff will host an identity theft forum at the Los Angeles Zoo Witherbee Auditorium at 7 p.m. Identity theft – when someone steals personal information and uses it without permission – is one of the most common threats faced by consumers, especially seniors. This crime can wreak havoc with personal finances, credit history and reputation. It can also take significant amounts of time, money and patience to resolve.

Representatives from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Social Security Administration and U.S. Postal Inspection Service will be on hand with Congressman Schiff to discuss concrete ways to protect your identity, and combat identity theft.

“With big data breaches, scams involving persons posing as federal agencies, and even pick-pocketing or dumpster-diving, there are more threats facing our personal information than ever before,” said. Rep. Schiff. “That’s why it’s important to learn how to avoid being the target or victim of identity theft. I’m hosting a forum with the experts to help people learn what they need to do to protect themselves, their finances and future. Only by being vigilant and learning the tools to protect against identity theft, can we combat this very widespread and destructive crime.”

Residents wishing to attend should RSVP to CongressmanSchiff.RSVP@mail.house.gov, or call (818) 450-2900 or (323) 315-5555. Entrance and parking are free for the event. Press wishing to attend should RSVP to Patrick Boland at boland@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-4176.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Witherbee Auditorium is at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles.

 

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