Webinar: Ripple Effects of COVID-19 Related Identity Theft & Tips to Protect Yourself in 2021
Federal Trade Commission – The Federal Trade Commission is launching Identity Theft Awareness Week, February 1-5, 2021, with a series of events to highlight steps consumers can take to help reduce their risk of identity theft and recover if identity theft occurs.
Identity theft happens when someone steals personal information about you such as your Social Security number or credit card information, and uses it to commit fraud. Reports about any type of identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints submitted to the FTC through the third quarter of 2020.
As part of Identity Theft Awareness Week, the FTC is hosting a no-cost webinar entitled “Ripple Effects of COVID-19 Related Identity Theft & Tips to Protect Yourself in 2021” on February 1st starting at 8:00 am. This webinar will explore topics including identity theft involving unemployment benefits, federal stimulus payments, Small Business Administration loans, and more.
The webinar also will be available for later viewing.
You can find the full list of events at ftc.gov/IDtheftweek, along with details on how to participate and tips on how to reduce the risk of identity theft.
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