SHOREWOOD, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, is partnering with Troy Township and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to host an educational seminar on identity theft and scam prevention tips. The event will take place May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood.
“Everyday actions can leave anyone open to identity theft, but fortunately there are several ways to prevent it and manage your situation should identity theft occur,” Walsh said. “I invite everyone to join us and learn how to protect themselves from identity theft and other scams.”
At the event, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will present tips to prevent identity theft and ways to restore one’s financial profile if they fall victim to this crime. Attendees will learn how to recognize common scams and their many variations; set up fraud alerts, security freezes, and opt-outs; and report scams and manage their situations.
“As your state representative, it is my goal to provide residents with every resource and educational opportunity they need to protect themselves from bad actors,” said Walsh. “I’d like to thank Troy Township and the Attorney General’s Office for their partnership in bringing this important educational programming to our community, and I invite everyone to take advantage of this excellent learning opportunity.”
This event is free and open to the public. For reservations or more information, call Troy Township at 815-744-1968 or Walsh’s District Office at 815-730-8600.