Workshop set to expose hackers, scammers

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Do you know who has your information? Stop identity theft in its tracks and prevent your information from being hacked.

Register for a workshop this Monday, 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Ave. Seating is limited. RSVP here.

Scammers have no qualms about fooling you out of your information. Some of the ways that have been popular recently are a loved one is stranded and needs you to wire money, your utilities are being cut off due to non-payment, your Social Security number has been breached, or your passport has been used by someone who has committed a crime.

Hackers “phish” for information by combining a sense of urgency with fear. Sometimes, we don’t even know someone has acquired our information. We find out too late and it takes years to undo the damage. Travis Credit Union (TCU) has partnered with the San Pablo EDC to bring you a workshop intensive to help prevent you from being a victim.

“I’m going to help you understand how to protect your Social Security number from fraud, spot phishing attacks on your email inbox, learn how to shop safely online, and what to do if you become a victim of fraud,” says Jessica Leal, financial literacy instructor from TCU.