Protect Your Identity Week is Oct. 17-24
Oct. 14, 2009
The Consumer Affairs Branch of the Fairfax County Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection has joined in the second annual National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW), Oct. 17-24. This program is sponsored by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling to provide consumers throughout the U.S. with identity theft education and information.
Consumer Affairs will present a free educational seminar on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., Conference Rooms 2/3, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Consumers will have the opportunity to increase their awareness about identity theft and develop a plan of action to deter this crime, which victimizes millions of Americans each year. Information about how to minimize identity theft risk; tips for protecting personal, confidential and financial information, and resources for consumers who have been victimized or think they might be a victim of identity theft will be provided. To register, call Consumer Affairs at 703-222-8435, or e-mail your name and the words “identity theft” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to providing information about identity theft, Consumer Affairs investigates and mediates consumer complaints and tenant-landlord disputes. It also provides information to homeowner and condominium associations in the county.
Consumers also can get information in person at Suite 433, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711