News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 12, 2013

Scams are brown bag focus


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — The Vigo County Public Library’s next brown bag event, “Don’t Be a Victim!” featuring Amy Wardlow, is set for 12:10 p.m. Thursday at the main branch.

Wardlow, an outreach service specialist, will review the latest scams, techniques and deceptive practices used by fraudsters on the phone, through the mail and on computer.

She will explain the importance of protecting personal information, including one’s Social Security number. Wardlow also will demonstrate how to check credit, report anything fraudulent and freeze credit.

Wardlow is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis and has worked in the Indiana Attorney General’s office for three years.

For more information on scams, identity theft or other consumer protection issues, visit www.indianaconsumer.com.

No reservations are necessary to attend, and brown bag lunches are welcome. For more information, call 812-232-1116.