Tax Commission News Release
Public Invited to Free Identity Theft Seminar in Boise on Aug. 30
BOISE, IDAHO – Aug. 20, 2012 – If you’d like to know how to prevent identity theft, or find out what to do if you become a victim, you’re invited to a free public seminar on Aug. 30. The seminar will take place from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Washington Group Plaza auditorium, 720 E. Park Blvd. Parking is available across the street by the Ram restaurant.
Cosponsored by the Idaho Coalition Against Identity Theft and its member agencies, including the Idaho State Tax Commission and Idaho Legal Aid Services, the seminar is designed to educate the public about the risks of identity theft and give practical advice that can help citizens reduce the likelihood of having their identity stolen.
While the event is free to the public, advance registration is requested. To register, visit icait.eventbrite.com or call Gale Lacey at (208) 345-0106, ext. 1112.
Identity theft is a growing problem in Idaho. In 2010, the Consumer Sentinel Network (a database of consumer complaints available to law enforcement) received 729 identity theft reports from Idaho. This number was double the 361 Idaho identity theft complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission in 2002.
The seminar is a project of the Idaho Coalition Against Identity Theft, which was formed in December 2011 thanks to a National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Networks Project grant. The Coalition’s goal is to provide a coordinated community response to better assist victims of identity theft in Idaho.