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July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDTFree
Synthetic ID Theft: What every advocate should know
Identity theft and fraud are not new, but synthetic ID theft—or “Frankenstein fraud”—where thieves piece together information from different people to create a new identity, is the fastest-growing type of fraud. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that up to 85% of identity theft today is synthetic, and this type of fraud is one of the hardest to detect. The typical victims are your clients—low-income individuals, the elderly, people experiencing homelessness, individuals seeking to re-enter, and children.
Join Consumer Action on Tuesday, July 11, for a train-the-trainer webinar on understanding the impact of synthetic ID theft. This free 90-minute training will focus on why synthetic ID theft is becoming more common and why every consumer should be concerned. The webinar will also explore strategies to avoid becoming a victim of synthetic ID theft and what steps to take if you’re already a victim.
Michael Bruemmer, Experian’s vice president of data breach resolution and consumer protection; Charles A Harwood, director of the FTC’s Northwest Region; and Eva Velasquez, president/CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, will headline the webinar.