Event to Help Protect Against Identity Theft Sponsored by Rep. Parkhurst

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State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst in conjunction with the Illinois Attorney General’s office, is hosting an informative identity theft seminar. Identity theft occurs when someone uses personal information such as your name, social security number, or bank account number without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.

“The seminar will cover the who, what, how, where, and when of identity theft,” Rep. Parkhurst said. “More importantly, it will also cover the steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim and what to do if you find yourself a victim.”

People between the ages of 18-24 and those 65 and older are at the highest risk of identity theft. Illinois has one of the highest rates of identity theft and according to the experts, scammers were able to steal $16 billion from more than 15 million U.S. consumers last year.

The seminar is on Tuesday May 2nd at 10am. It will take place at the Kankakee Public Library, 201 E Merchant Street.