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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Too many people have the attitude that it won’t happen to them and we need to change their way of thinking,” Scates added. “The Federal Trade Commission estimates that one in four Americans will be a victim of identity theft. Identity theft is rampant and we all need to beware.” Guest speakers include Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bob Benoit from the Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force. Benoit is assigned to the Identity Theft Detail, which includes representatives from the Postal Service and the Secret Service. James Stanton, network manager from Affiliated Computer Services, which is the city’s information services division, will also be on hand. Scates will also be present. Scates is responsible for developing and implementing the merchant fraud program for the city. For more information or to register, call the public safety office at (661) 267-5153. PALMDALE – The city’s public safety office will offer a two-part lecture series this week on how people can protect themselves from identity theft. “Identity Theft – Protect Your Good Name” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and “Computer Phishing – How Crooks Use the Computer to Steal Your Identity” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the City Council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. Tuesday’s topics include personal security measures, how to minimize risk and what to do if victimized. Thursday’s training topics include phishing trends and how to combat spyware and adware. “Identity theft is more widespread than ever and our office is hoping to raise awareness and educate the community on how to combat this type of crime,” Senior Public Safety Officer Lisa Scates said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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