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December is ID Theft Prevention Awareness Month – SDCCU Offers Resources to Help You Stay Safe

Webinar on identity theft prevention basics will detail ways to protect your personal information

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (December 3, 2021) – December is Identity Theft Prevention Awareness Month and San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, wants to help keep the community safe by providing education to help prevent identity theft crimes and keep you safe this holiday season.
 
We are hosting a special webinar on Identity Theft 101 which will be presented by Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. This webinar will detail how to manage and protect your identity, your privacy rights, how criminals access and use your information and how to fix this and protect yourself. Register today for the event at sdccu.com/fww.
 
The ITRC is a non-profit organization established to empower and guide consumers, victims, businesses and government agencies to minimize risk and mitigate the impact of identity compromise and crime. The ITRC conducts training and presentations on best practices and risk reduction for both businesses and consumers.
 
Eva Velasquez is the President/CEO of the ITRC. Velasquez previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. She is a recognized expert who has been featured on CNBC Nightly Business Report, CBS Morning News, NBC Nightly News, Huffington Post Live, Forbes, Bloomberg, Kiplinger’s and numerous other media outlets. Eva is a recipient of the National Crime Victim Service Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Consumer League’s Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award. Eva is a published author, a member of the advisory board of The Knoble, and is regularly invited to speak at industry and policy events including the Center for Evidence Based Policy at George Mason University, and the ABA Financial Fraud Prevention, Strategy, and Investigation Symposium, and briefing events for the FTC, CFPB, IRS, DHS, PRAC, and the US House of Representatives.
 
There are many different ways an identity thief can take advantage of you and your finances. If you think you've become a victim of identity theft or fraud, act immediately to minimize the damage to your personal funds and financial accounts, as well as your reputation. Here's a list of actions you should take right away to protect yourself: https://www.sdccu.com/knowledge/identity-theft-protection-tips/. Visit our Financial Knowledge Blog to learn more tips on protecting your personal information, or join us on December 8 at 3 p.m. for an informative webinar, part of our Financial Wellness Wednesdays that will resume again weekly in 2022.
 
SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of $10.7 billion, more than 425,000 customers, over 40 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Membership required. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.