Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Talking Through Identity Theft: a free webinar for people who are blind/visually impaired

On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 2-3 p.m., the Federal Trade Commission will present a webinar for people who are blind or visually impaired. In “Talking Through Identity Theft,” we will discuss the causes of identity theft and how to remedy the crime – focusing on financial, medical, government benefits, and child identity theft. What makes this webinar unique, though, is that we will talk through how people who are blind or visually impaired can get access to educational resources on identity theft. We’ll map out the consumer education resources on the FTC’s website, as well as how to file a complaint. We’ll also talk about our audio files, and how to find them online.

Identity theft remains a key concern for not only the FTC, but for the public. Approximately 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year. The FTC combats the crime by making consumer complaints available to law enforcement agencies through the Commission’s confidential, online Consumer Sentinel Network. The FTC also produces and distributes consumer education materials such as Taking Charge, a comprehensive identity theft guide. Finally, the FTC does outreach to underserved communities, as well as communities that may face unique challenges – for example, children and foster youth, military families, and older Americans. This webinar for the blind and visually impaired continues this effort.

The webinar is free and open to the public. Below are instructions for calling and logging in. We hope you can join us.

Conference Call Dial-In Number(s):

To get audio for the webinar, please call:
United States: (800) 230-1092
International: (612) 332-0228
Confirmation number: 29777

This webinar uses WebEx. Please log in up to 15 minutes early to make sure you can connect. WebEx does not provide audio, so please use the dial-in numbers above to join the call.

Event link: https://ftc-events.webex.com/ftc-events/onstage/g.php?d=992765028&t=a
Event number: 992 765 028
Event password: No password required

Title: Talking Through Identity Theft: A Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired

We strongly recommend that attendees test their computer prior to joining the presentation. You can test your computer system at any time at http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html.
If you need help getting connected, please use the Webex Online help at https://www.webex.com/login/join-meeting-tips.
Copies of the slides presented at the webinar will remain accessible at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0015-identity-theft-resources.


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