Mercer, WI – The Mercer Library will host a free program called “Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent” on Friday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. Jeff Kersten from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam. You will also be given helpful brochures to take home with you.
Kersten is the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. As the Agency Liaison, Jeff travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on the importance of privacy protection and data security. He has over 12 years of experience as a police officer and is a prior Consumer Protection Investigator for the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
The program is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the Mercer Library at (715)476-2366 or visit mercerpubliclibrary.org.
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