Thursdays, 9:40–11:05, Apr. 26–May 17
Instructor: Vee Johnson
- Apr. 26: How to Minimize Your Risk. Decisions we make can either minimize our risk for identity theft or make us a target. Learn to evaluate your daily routine so you can take actions to protect yourself.
- May 3: Identity Theft and Financial Crimes in Fairfax County. A member of the Fairfax County Police Department Financial Crimes Squad will provide an overview of identity theft, discuss other financial crimes investigated in the county, and review options for filing a police report.
- May 10: Credit Reports: Your First Line of Defense. Checking your credit reports regularly can help you defend against identity theft and other fraud. Learn how to review what’s in your credit report and find out how to dispute and remove fraudulent information or errors that may be on your report.
- May 17: How to Recover from Identity Theft. Laws and resources will be reviewed so you can develop an action plan to recover your good name and limit financial liabilities if you are ever a victim of identity theft or a data breach.
, a frequent presenter at OLLI, is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in sociology and social work. She is a consumer specialist and consumer advocate with the Consumer Affairs Branch of the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services.