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Identity Theft Awareness Week

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The FTC and its partners will host free podcasts, webinars, Facebook Live interviews, and other events focused on avoiding and recovering from identity theft and spotting scams. We’ll have information for everyone and added advice for servicemembers, older adults, young adults, and business owners.  

A few offerings listed below:

Tuesday, January 31 2pm ET Live Webinar: Identity Theft & Older Adults–Speakers from AARP and the FTC discuss fighting back against scams and identity theft. We’ll cover impersonator scams, sweepstakes scams, employment scams and more. Register now.

Wednesday February 1, 11am ET Podcast: Identity Theft Affects People Who are Blind and Disabled–

Podcast: Identity Theft Affects People Who Are Blind and Print Disabled
Speakers from the Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled and the FTC discuss identity theft trends, reducing your risk, and recovering if identity theft happens to you. Available on demand beginning at 11 AM ET on the Maryland State Library Agency webpage.

February 2 at 2:30pm ET–YouTube Video: What to Know About Tax Identity Theft
Speakers from Consumer Action and the FTC discuss IRS impersonator scams, tax identity theft, and avoiding, recovering from, and reporting fraud. Available on the Consumer Action YouTube page.

February 2, at 3pm ET–Live Webinar: Scams, Tax Related Identity Theft, and Identity Protection PINs
Speakers from the IRS and the FTC discuss tax identity theft, including the latest scams aimed at stealing tax refunds and personal and financial information. Learn to spot and avoid the scams and recover if identity theft occurs. Ask questions too. Register now.

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