1:00 – 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Campus, MAC Room
5801 W. 115th Street
Overland Park, KS
Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity as a method to gain a financial advantage, credit or other benefits. Determining the link between data breaches and identity theft is challenging, primarily because identity theft victims often do not know how their personal information was obtained. Learn how and why ID theft scams target seniors and how to spot red flags that will help to avoid exposing your invaluable personal information.
This program is free, but reservations are requested by calling The Heritage Center reception desk at 913-327-8044.
About the facilitator: Aaron Reese is Director of Communication for the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City. He’s spent more than ten years combating fraud and deceptive business practices. He currently has a column in Thinking Bigger Magazine about improving the customer experience with good business practices.
Report a scam or read the BBB blog at Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City.
Learn more about the most common scams against seniors from the National Council on Aging.
The Center for Identity has information about the types of ID theft that target seniors, including a toolkit to help secure your information.
Tips on preventing insurance, medical, and financial fraud can be found on SeniorAdvisor.com.
Many additional resources are available on the internet regarding identity theft, as well as identity protection services. Be informed!