ST. GEORGE – The Mayor’s and Citywide Community Action Team will host a meeting on identity theft on Jan. 31. Representatives of LifeLock, an identity theft protection company, will be giving a presentation on identity theft prevention at the meeting.
“We have seen a variety of fraud increasing in our area, and more people are becoming victims of theft,” said Capt. James Van Fleet of the St. George Police Department.
He also said last year a few St. George Police Department officers attended identity theft training in northern Utah taught by LifeLock. The anti-identity theft company also provides free educational information to communities; therefore, organizers scheduled them to come to St. George to educate the Washington County residents.
“[The intent] is to tell us what [identity theft] is and how to protect ourselves and our family without being paranoid,” Van Fleet said.
Receiving education from a trained professional of identity theft will be an advantage to the public because the educator can adjust the information to fit specific area needs, Van Fleet said. The trainer can also cater the message taught to the specific demographic in attendance.
The event is free to the public and will begin at 6 p.m., in the Entrada Meeting Room at the Dixie Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive. Organizers said they hope to fill the room to capacity, which holds a maximum of 300 people.
The setting will be a lecture and question and answer type-forum. For further information call 627-4321.
“We want to get the message out for all to protect themselves,” Van Fleet said.
Copyright 2012 St. George News. This material may not be published or rewritten without written consent.