Webinar will focus on the newest identity theft scams and detail ways to protect your personal information

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (July 10, 2023)  San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) will present the Trends in Identity Theft Report webinar on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. This free educational webinar will be presented by Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). The webinar is open to the public, but reservations are required. For webinar details or to register, visit sdccu.com/fww.

Velasquez will examine a wide range of identity crimes occurring today including social media takeovers, Google voice scams and more and will also share strategies for managing and protecting your identity to help keep you safe.

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.

Ms. Velasquez previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 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. Velasquez 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. Velasquez 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, the ABA Financial Fraud Prevention, Strategy and Investigation Symposium, 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. Visit our Financial Knowledge Blog to learn more tips on protecting your personal information. This webinar is part of Financial Wellness Wednesdays, an ongoing program hosted by SDCCU to help provide the community access to free financial wellness information.