Beware of Identity Theft During Holiday Shopping

Beware of identity theft during holiday shopping
—How to keep your personal information and finances healthy—
BACKGROUND:       It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially for identity thieves. While millions of Americans are dipping into their pocket books to purchase holiday gifts; others are busy stealing personal information. This is called identity theft.
Did you know that one in four Americans will be a victim of identity theft? Last year, ten million people became victims of identity theft, an 80% increase from 2004.
In celebration of National Employee Learning Week (December 4-8), University Health System (UHS) invites the community to a free course, “Surviving Identity Theft” on Thursday, December 7 at 12 p.m. at University Hospital.
Just in time for the holidays, this presentation is designed to give UHS employees and community members the necessary tools to protect themselves from identity theft.
The course will include:
  • Alarming statistics
  • How to shop safely and protect your privacy on the Internet
  • Ten steps to protect yourself if you become a victim of identity theft.
WHO:         University Health System employees and community members.
WHAT:      Surviving Identity Theft during the Holiday Season.
WHEN:      Thursday, December 7, 2006, from 12-1 p.m.
WHERE:    University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive
                      (Meet in Corporate Communications Office, 1st Floor, across from Gift Shop)