Protect yourself against identity theft and its financial impact

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May 22, 2017 – Bob Leins hosts Kristina E. M. Sturgis, CFP® CDFA™ Financial Advisor, NITP Seminar Presenter and Certified Financial Planner™ with Patterson and Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

 Cybercrime has evolved to epidemic proportions.  1 in 3 Americans were a victim of medical identity theft in 2016, according to the International Data Corporation.  As identity thieves have become more sophisticated, learn the three most common types of identity theft, how to avoid being a victim, and what to do if this happens to you.  We’ll discuss common ways criminals steal your identity:

  • Dumpster Diving; To shred or not to shred?
  • Virus Alerts
  • Phone Scams, including phony IRS calls
  • Phishing
  • Pharming
  • Theft

What steps can you take to protect yourself?  What to do if you are a victim of identity theft?

 To ask a question and have it answered during the show, email us in advance at or call 202-465-3080 this coming Monday.  Program begins at 10:05 ET and questions are accepted between 10:20 AM and 10:55 AM.