WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) at hand with HSBC Bank USA will host an educational breakfast about identity theft, considered one of the highest growing crimes in the world. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, from 9:00 to 11:00am, at the Arlington Economic Development Offices (1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1500 Arlington, VA 22201).
The How to Avoid Identity Theft seminar will help organizations and individuals to learn more about how to minimize the risks and what to do in case of being a victim of this crime. "I know firsthand about all the issues that you must face to recover your own identity and good credit," said Angela Franco, GWHCC President & CEO. "I encourage Chamber members and friends to attend on Tuesday and learn more about this important topic. Identity theft is a reality and the more awareness we have, the more prepared we will be to avoid it."
The Chamber is very pleased with the knowledge that speakers from HSBC Bank and United States Secret Service will bring to this educational seminar. Caroline Sanchez, VP Senior Relationship Manager Government & Institutional Banking at HSBC Bank USA will be one of the expert speakers. Representing the law enforcement community will be experts from the United States Secret Service. The U.S. Secret Service is well-known for protecting the nation's leaders but has an important dual mission that includes protecting the integrity of the U.S. economy by safeguarding the nation's financial infrastructure and payment systems. Educating and informing the local business community of the magnitude and consequences of identity theft is a key part of the agency's outreach efforts.
About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Greater Washington metropolitan area by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education and access to capital. The Chamber was founded in 1976 and is a 501(C) 6 organization. For additional information visit our website www.gwhcc.org
SOURCE Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce