Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Henry County PD’s identity fraud seminar a success

Detectives Melinda Gleason and Shamesa Hunter leading seminar
McDONOUGH — The Henry County Police Department held a seminar last week to educate Henry citizens on how to protect themselves from identity fraud, scams and financial exploitation.

The seminar was led by the Financial Crimes Unit of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division and hosted by Detectives Melinda Gleason and Shamesa Hunter.

“This seminar informed citizens of Henry County how to prevent themselves and their families from becoming victims of identity fraud, awareness of various scams, and elderly financial exploitation information,” Gleason said in a press release. “The seminar was well received by those in attendance.”

Guest speakers included David Blake, forensic specialist with the Georgia Department of Human Resources in the Division of Aging Services, Crystal McPherson, manager of community relations for the Henry County Better Business Bureau, and U.S. Postal Inspector Clifton Bell.

“The Henry County Police Department Financial Crimes Unit plans on offering this seminar again in 2018,” Gleason said.

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Henry County PD’s identity fraud seminar a success

1 comment:

Boomers Against Elder Abuse said...

Identity theft is so easy now that the credit score companies have been hacked. This will be the wave of the future. It will take a lot more computer security to beat this problem.