Published DateLACONIA — A workshop on how to guard against identity theft will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road.
Sarah Willey Groleau will conduct the free, one-hour program during which she will explain what identity theft is, where and how thieves steal identities, the financial effects of this crime, and tips to help protect against becoming a victim. Groleau, is a financial associate with Thrivent Financial, a Lutheran-associated fraternal benefit society.
The deadline for registering for the workshop is Friday.
"Identity theft is a serious, growing concern," said Groleau. "This workshop offers practical information and tips to help people avoid falling victim to this crime."
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 8 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2010.
Complimentary refreshments will be served at the workshop.