Tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Hampton Bays Library, National Aging in Place Council NAIPC representative Richard Cashman will be here to discuss the extremely important topic of identity theft and ways to protect yourself.
Identity theft is a big problem in the United States today, with the statistics of fraud absolutely staggering. A nationwide survey by Javelin Research estimates that 8.1 million adult Americans were victims of identity fraud in 2010 and that $37 billion is lost in the economy thanks to thieves.
Even worse, identity theft against the elderly is just awful, with criminals seeking out those who are older or sick and are unable to make complaints when their credit cards are charged without their knowledge.
This talk might be worth checking out. In the Hamptons and across the United States, the issue has been made into a comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy that looks to be pretty funny.