Identity Theft Awareness Week: Safeguarding Your Personal Information

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Protect your personal information and learn how to safeguard yourself against identity theft! Join our #CreditChat next Wednesday, January 31,during Identity Theft Awareness Week and gain insights from experts in the field. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to enhance your knowledge and protect what’s important to you

Topic: Identity Theft Awareness Week: Safeguarding Your Personal Information

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion

The panel will include: Michael Bruemmer: Head of Global Data Breach and Resolution; Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert, Bestselling Author, columnist and podcast host at;  Brian Stack: Vice President of Engineering and Dark Web Intelligence; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.);  Jeanne Kelly: Credit expert, identity theft expert, speaker and founder of;  Robert Siciliano: Identity Theft Expert, Professional Speaker, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Protect Now LLC; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian, Jennifer White: Consumer Education and Advocacy Team, and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:
1. What are the common methods that identity thieves use to steal personal information?
2. Are there any new trends or emerging threats in identity theft that people should be aware of?
3. How can individuals protect their personal information online and offline?
4. Are there specific signs or red flags that indicate someone might be a victim of identity theft?
5. What steps should someone take if they suspect they’ve become a victim of identity theft?
6. What technologies or tools are available for individuals to use in securing their digital identity?
7. What role does dark web activity play in facilitating identity theft, and what preventive measures can individuals take to avoid being targeted?
8. Can you provide insights into the psychological tactics employed by identity thieves and how individuals can build resilience against such manipulative strategies?
9. How do identity thieves use stolen information for financial fraud, and what steps can individuals take to safeguard their financial accounts?
10. What resources are available for individuals to stay updated on the latest identity theft trends and best practices for protection?

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