Discussing Seniors and Identity Theft
If you’re an older person, know someone who is, care about identity theft, or some combination of those three, tomorrow could be an interesting day. If you’re close to D.C. — or even if you’re just close to a computer — you can tune in to the FTC’s forum, “Senior Identity Theft: A Problem in this Day and Age.” It’s happening on Tuesday, May 7, 9:00-4:30, live in person and via webcast.
The discussion is timely: as the demographic bands of Boomers age, more people will be in a situation where their personal information is available to financial advisors, caregivers, and other support professionals. The FTC is getting more and more complaints about tax identity theft. Government benefits are now going onto reloadable debit cards. New health care laws are going into effect. We have experts coming to talk about all those things, as well as what we can do to help educate older people — and younger people with seniors in their lives — about identity theft.
You can come in person or join via webcast — all the details and the agenda are here. Either way, we hope you’ll join in the discussion. Each panel will have time for questions and answers. We’ll collect the questions sent in from the webcast and make sure we get to them, along with hearing from people in the room. We hope to see you there!