Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fighting Crime at the Library

Identity theft and theft by scam are two of the fasted growing crimes in America. Losing your personal information can cost you thousands of dollars, and, literally, several years of trying to clear your name. Scam artists particularly target older citizens, and it's often hard to tell the difference between a legitimate business and a fraudulant one.

Help is on the way! On Tuesday, September 11, the library will present "Senior Safety," a special program offered in conjunction with the Merrimack Police Department and the NH Attorney General's office. The program will run from 9 a.m. until noon. The first part of the program will cover identity theft and how to avoid behaviors that make you vulnerable. After a short snack break, the second part of the program will cover scams: how to recognize them, avoid them, and report them to the proper authorities.

Presenters will include Denise Costello and Harold Moldoff of the AG's office and Officer Walter Kwiecinski of the Merrimack PD, who has been most helpful in making the arrangements for this timely program.

Though "seniors" are the target audience for this program, all adults are welcomed. Registration is not required, but we'd like to have some idea how many are coming so we have enough chairs and snacks, so email us or call 424-5021 if we can expect you.

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