Rep. Whiteford announces seminar to help fight identity theft

Categories: Whiteford News

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education seminar in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft.

The forum will provide an opportunity to learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect personal information such as Social Security and credit card numbers, and what to do if you become a victim of identity theft. Additionally, attendees will have the ability to safely dispose of old prescriptions courtesy of the Allegan County Sheriff’s office. Free document shredding will also be provided.

“I’m hosting this event because I want to help those I represent avoid the emotional and financial distress potential scams can impose,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I hope you’ll join me in learning more about the resources out there to protect yourself and your personal information.”

The event will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at the Allegan District Library, 331 Hubbard St. in Allegan. There is no charge to attend.  Please RSVP to Rep. Whiteford’s office by Friday, June 21. For more information, contact Rep. Whiteford’s office at 517-373-0836 or by email at MaryWhiteford@house.mi.gov.

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