Monday, July 30, 2012

CCSO To Offer ID Theft Awareness Course

With identity theft on the rise, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Aston Gardens to offer a course to help protect your identity, your safety and your financial well-being.

The hourlong course is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug 9 at Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh, 4800 Aston Gardens Way, Naples.

The course is free and open to the public.

Lt. Chad Parker of the sheriff’s Financial Crimes Bureau will teach the course, which he said will focus on what people can do to minimize becoming a victim of identity theft.

The course will also discuss current scams in Southwest Florida and how to recognize them.

Seating is limited.

To sign up, contact Aston Gardens at 593-3744.

The CCSO has also compiled a list of tips to help you protect your identity. Click here to learn more.