EAST WINDSOR, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission estimates that approximately ten million Americans have their identities stolen each year. To help combat those statistics, the McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union is offering a seminar from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, titled "Identity Theft: The Silent Crime – How to Prevent, Protect, and Recover."
Presented by Cathyann Frank, McGraw-Hill FCU's Vice President of Operations, the seminar will include an overview of identity theft, tips to keep one's identity safe, who to contact if one's identity has been stolen, and the techniques to successfully restore one's personal identity if it has been compromised. The program is open to credit union members, New Jersey teachers, and the employees of the credit union's participating organizations. It will be held at the McGraw-Hill FCU branch headquarters located at 120 Windsor Center Drive in East Windsor, NJ.
"Identity Theft: The Silent Crime" is part of McGraw-Hill FCU's Financial Literacy Series, which began as a way to provide educational resources to New Jersey school teachers, was recently expanded to include the credit union's membership and their family. Seminars are developed in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education. The material fulfills Financial Literacy Standards 9.2.12.E.6 – 9.2.12.E.9, and a Professional Development Certificate is provided to teachers who attend.
"Identity theft is a growing concern as more and more of us continue to use the internet, credit cards and debit cards for purchases. It can be easily prevented if the public becomes aware of how thieves are able to steal personal information," said Shawn Gilfedder, McGraw-Hill FCU President and CEO. "The goal of this seminar is to share the valuable techniques that can be implemented immediately to safeguard against identity theft – as well as the steps to take to recover if you are victimized."
About McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union
McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, a member-owned cooperative, is a leading and progressive financial institution committed to members and the community at large through financial technology, financial education, and a consultative approach to banking. The credit union offers a full range of banking, investing and insurance services to more than 17,000 members worldwide and serves more than 120 companies. For more information, visit www.McGrawHillFCU.org, or view videos about McGraw-Hill FCU at www.youtube.com/McGrawHillFCU. For more details about the Financial Literacy Series, visit www.McGrawHillFCU.org/educationseries.
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