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

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (December 11, 2023) – 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 educational resources to help prevent identity theft crimes. 

We are hosting a special webinar on Identity Theft 101 presented by Randy Lawrence, Outreach Coordinator, for the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 12 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 resolve identity theft and protect yourself. Register today for the presentation 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.

Randy Lawrence is a retired 30-year law enforcement professional who now serves as the Outreach Coordinator for the ID Theft Resource Center. He previously worked at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, San Diego State University, and was Chief of Humane Law Enforcement. Randy is a cyber-crimes expert and a trained computer forensic examiner, specializing in identity theft. Randy worked in the Family Protection Division and handled child abuse and domestic violence homicides, and became an expert in internet crimes against children before going to a high tech crime task force. After retiring from the public sector, he was hired as the security director at a local tribal casino, where he worked closely with Tribal Police on ID theft cases as well as a variety of crimes. He has trained hundreds of civilians and law enforcement officers on a variety of topics.

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. Visit sdccu.com/protect for a list of actions you should take right away to protect yourself. Visit our Financial Knowledge Blog to learn more tips on protecting your personal information, or join us on December 13 at 12 p.m. for the Identity Theft 101 webinar, part of our Financial Wellness Wednesdays that will resume again weekly in 2024.

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 more than $12 billion, more than 435,000 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. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.