Identity theft to be subject of talk for seniors

Posted June 09, 2014, at 10:14 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — In the era of digital technology and expanding global commerce, identity theft is becoming all too common. However, there are ways seniors can protect themselves against scams.

Rosscare will partner with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s office to offer a free public presentation at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Sylvia Ross Home, 758 Broadway, on what seniors can do to protect themselves against identity theft.

Troy Morton, chief deputy, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, said, “According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 16.6 million people experienced identity theft in 2012. The financial losses totaled 24.7 billion dollars. While you probably can’t prevent identity theft entirely, you can minimize your risk. By managing your personal information wisely, cautiously and with an awareness of the issue, you can help guard against identity theft.”

During this presentation, Morton will discuss many methods of identity protection and provide information on the tricks scammers will use to steal someone’s identity.

The free presentation is open to all. Those who wish to attend are asked to call 992-2674.

Rosscare is a member of EMHS. By collaborating with other agencies and organizations in the area, Rosscare is able to provide area seniors with unique opportunities that complement a healthy and fulfilling life. Visit Rosscare online at rosscare.org.

 

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/06/09/news/bangor/identity-theft-to-be-subject-of-talk-for-seniors/ printed on November 21, 2014