Free Identity Theft Conference offered Tuesday

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Articles and tips to prevent identity theft are almost as common as the crime itself.

From phone scams to cyber hacks, no one is immune, while advice seems to be everywhere.

However, if you've ever wondered how some top experts protect themselves, now is your chance to find out.

On Tuesday, September 6th, InfraGard will present a free identity theft conference in Huntsville.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector.  Membership is free and open to any member of the public.

Its stated mission is to share "information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S."

In organizing the conference, InfraGard Huntsville Member Alliance President Christine Karlson says, "the whole event is basically to make the public aware of who the organizations are they can go to, if they have problems."

A few of the topics to be covered are:

  • Is someone using your personal information to open accounts, file taxes or make purchases?
  • What can you do to keep your personal information secure?
  • What can you do if you become a victim of identity theft?

Speakers will include representatives from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Trade Commission and the FBI Office of the Private Sector.

A panel discussion will follow, with panel members taking questions from the audience. Among the participants will be members of the Huntsville Police Department and Madison County Sheriff's Office.

The conference is from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 6th.

It will be held in Research Park at Discovery Center III, 655 Discovery Drive.

While the event is free, registration is required. You can find the registration page here.