Seminar held to educate public on identity theft

RANCHO SANTA FE — Learn how to protect yourself against identity theft when North County financial advisor Deana Carter hosts “An Inside Look at Identity Theft; Through the Eyes of a Criminal,” from 8 to 9 a.m. March 18 at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Her featured speaker is prosecutor Damon Mosler, chief of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Special Operations unit. Watch an interview with an identity thief to find out how criminals steal and use your information. Listen to suggestions about how to protect your information.
The March 18 presentation is part of “Coffee and Conversation,” a series of monthly chats on a wide range of topics that affect your economic health.
A new report shows that identity theft outpaced the economy in 2009, increasing the amount of the fraud by 12.5 percent to $54 billion. The report, issued by Javelin Strategy and Research, found that 11.1 million adults were victims of identity fraud in 2009. Identity thieves are becoming bolder and more innovative, using popular Web tools like Craigslist to sell phony products and personal information, including credit card numbers.
Contact Deana Carter at (858) 756-1566, for more information.

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