Senior Spotlight: Identity Theft

Updated 4 months ago

 

Troy Morton, Penobscot County Sheriff Chief Deputy, was in the studio Wednesday speaking to Wayne about how to protect yourself from identity theft, as well as an upcoming presentation he will be giving on the topic.

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. On June 18, Rosscare is partnering with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s office in a free public presentation at 2:30 pm at Sylvia Ross Home on what seniors can do to protect themselves against identity theft.

 
Troy Morton, chief deputy, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, says, “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 presentation will be held at Sylvia Ross Home, 758 Broadway, Bangor. All are welcome to this free presentation. If you are interested in attending, please call 992-2674.
 

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