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Identity Theft: How to Reduce Your Risk

Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Carol Kando-Pineda, of the Federal Trade Commission, will present this 90-minute webinar on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network. This 90-minute webinar will include two sections: a general overview of identity theft and discussion about military-specific scams. Topics covered during the first section, presented by Dr. O’Neill, include a definition of identity theft, signs of identity theft, an identity theft risk assessment quiz, types of identity theft, how identity theft occurs, ways to reduce identity theft risk, phishing scams, proactive and reactive identity theft actions, and identity theft resources. Ms. Kando-Pineda plans to discuss getting help for identity theft victims, including the steps they need to take immediately, walking through the new features for consumers on Identitytheft.gov and how they help victims develop a recovery plan, get a heads-up on the latest “imposter” scams, and an update on the Military Consumer campaign and new resources on the way for the military community.

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CEUs

AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  This webinar is approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC).


Speakers

Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring and Investing on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

Carol Kando-Pineda is Counsel in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams to create and distribute free resources to help people spot, stop and avoid fraud, manage their money and make wise buys. Those resources include print materials, websites, social media posts, interactive content, audio, and video. She also builds outreach partnerships with large organizations, like the military community and library systems. Carol began her FTC career as a staff attorney bringing false advertising cases ; she then became the agency’s Legislative Counsel, serving as a liaison between the Commission and Congress. She earned her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law.

The Cover image Credit Card Theft by Don Hankins for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

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