Daniel Island Library Offers Consumer Fraud Series

[2/9/17] Daniel Island, SC – The Daniel Island Library, aware of increasing consumer fraud situations, is offering three consumer fraud prevention workshops led by the South Carolina Federal Credit Union and other members from the community.  

This spring, many people look forward to receiving their tax refund check. But what happens if you become a victim of tax identity theft? Suddenly your check is gone  – along with your sense of security. These and other scenarios of consumer fraud happen on a regular basis across the US. In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission reported that tax identity theft was their second most reported complaint and that imposter scams ranked just below. So how do you protect yourself?

Thankfully, your local library has your interests in mind. At the Daniel Island Library, several professionals from the surrounding community will teach three classes about consumer fraud prevention. By following simple steps and being proactive, you can protect yourself and your family.

“Outsmarting Scammers,” takes place on Tuesday, March 7th at 10:30 am. Here, you can learn to spot red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter and also find resources that you can turn to in the event that you are targeted. Also, you can reinforce your valuable knowledge with “Consumer Law” on April 17th at 6 pm. Attorney Michael J. Cone,  will guide us through loan protection, credit cards, and ways to avoid identity theft.

“Identity Theft and Personal Security,” will be led by representatives from the South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Keeping you and your money safe is one of SC Federal’s top priorities.  During this class, you’ll discover tips on how to avoid identity theft, beef up your cybersecurity and keep your money safe. Don’t miss the class taking place on April 6th at 1 pm.

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About the Berkeley County Library System: The Berkeley County Library System enriches lives by informing, inspiring and illuminating its local community. The system consists of six branches and a bookmobile that offer programs and services to a growing county. For more information about BCLS, visit berkeleylibrarysc.org.

About the South Carolina Federal Credit Union: South Carolina Federal Credit Union offers a full range of financial services including savings and investments, checking, credit cards and loans. They offer a personable environment, with convenience unsurpassed in the area. Their team’s entire focus is
on personally providing the products, services, tools and forward thinking that allow members to focus on making their lives more satisfying. For more information on South Carolina FCU, visit www.scfederal.org.

Daniel Island Library Offers Consumer Fraud Series