Congressman Adam Schiff, who is the U.S. Representative for California’s 28th congressional district, will host an identity theft forum on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the LA Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium.
Identity theft has been targeted as a common crime that is affecting the residents of the 28th District, which includes Echo Park and nearby communities in LA County. The purpose of the forum is for residents to learn concrete ways to protect their identity and combat identity theft. Identity theft is said to be the most common threat faced by consumers, and especially seniors, according to an advisory released by the congressman’s district office.
The crime can affect personal finances, credit history and reputation, and can take significant amounts of time, money and patience to resolve.
In the press release announcing the event, Congressman Adam Schiff also stated:
With big data breaches, scams involving persons posing as federal agencies, and even pick-pocketing or dumpster-diving, there are more threats facing our personal information than ever before. That’s why it’s important to learn how to avoid being the target or victim of identity theft. I’m hosting a forum with the experts to help people learn what they need to do to protect themselves, their finances and future. Only by being vigilant and learning the tools to protect against identity theft, can we combat this very widespread and destructive crime. – Congressman Adam Schiff
The congressman will be joined by representatives from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Social Security Administration, and members from the US Postal Inspection Service.
For more information on how to RSVP to the free event (with free parking), please read the information on the following flyer.