Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP Community Presentation ‘Scams, Safety and Identity Theft…Don’
F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP, with the Sanibel Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a community presentation, ‘Scams, Safety and Identity Theft…Don’t Be the Next Victim’, on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at St. Michael All Angels Episcopal Church located at 2304 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957.
The workshop, led by Peggy Lince, a Crime Prevention Specialist for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Lt. Grace Towler, Sanibel Police Department, will review how individuals can keep their information safe from identity theft. Ms. Lince will explain the latest scams and discuss tips on how to avoid becoming prey to these devious schemes, and Lt. Towler will speak about awareness and prevention specific to Sanibel. Scam artists have become much more sophisticated in establishing a connection with individuals in order to steal their identity. This seminar will increase awareness about different types of scams being perpetrated currently and educate attendees on ways to avoid falling victim.
“We should all be in a “high alert” mode in reference to the very savvy identity theft and scams taking place,” states Kathy Y. Monroe, Program Director, FISH. “All ages are being preyed upon, and all should be cautious when answering phone calls or responding to texts and e-mail from unknown numbers and addresses. Some things to keep in mind may seem obvious but if you have not played the lottery, you cannot win the lottery; if a relative calls and is in a situation and needs money, call them or someone else close to them before sending money. The Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration will not call and ask for payments on gift cards. Let’s learn how we can educate ourselves against these crimes and many others that can change our lives.”
For additional information and to RSVP, contact Kathy Y. Monroe or Anthony Morales at FISH, (239) 472-4775.