BBB, FTC & Others Join for a Webinar: Fighting Consumer Fraud & Identity Theft in SD

Several organizations have come together to offer a free webinar tomorrow (Thurs.) at 1pm (CST) on “Fighting Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft in South Dakota.”

Participants will learn about the top scams reported in South Dakota, tips for identifying the latest scams, how to avoid and recover from identity theft and free resources to help their community.

Agencies providing information include the Better Business Bureau, staff from the Office of the South Dakota Attorney General, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota, the Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Senior Medicare Patrol of South Dakota.

To join the webinar online, go to: bbb.org/h/jx5r. This link will activate a few minutes before the webinar starts. To hear the webinar, call 800-230-1085 and use the Access Code: 457-121.

According to the F.B.I., identity theft is the fastest-growing white-collar crime in the United States. To many thieves, the most valuable items in your wallet are your Social Security number, ATM card, credit cards, checks and any other items containing your personal information. Additionally, during the course of a busy day, you share this information when making transactions in person, over the telephone and online to buy goods and services. If this sensitive information falls into the hands of a criminal, it may be used to steal your financial identity.