Learn Tips To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft


Learn how to prevent frauds and scams, as well as how to avoid becoming a victim of identify theft, at a free presentation at Rhode Island College next Wednesday. (Feb. 27)

“What Is Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself”’ is the second of five presentations in the Financial Wellness Series being offered by RIC’s Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education, in partnership with Sovereign Bank.

The Financial Wellness Series is designed to help ensure financial success and security for participants and their families.

“In a time of great digital reality, communication and banking, we are all vulnerable. These presentations provide us with good skills to prepare us for the possibility that this could happen,” said Dante Del Giudice, director of professional studies and continuing education at RIC.

The Financial Wellness Series grew out of the Sovereign at Work program, which offers free financial literacy programing for people in the community. Representatives from Sovereign at Work have recently brought free financial literacy programming initiatives to workforce development students at RIC, said Del Giudice.

The first event was “Understanding Credit” on Feb. 6. Future presentation topics include: “Benefits of Home Ownership: A Home of Your Own” on March 28; “Exploring Refinance Options and Making the Most of Your Home’s Equity” on April 10; and “Budgeting and Savings: Practicing Effective Money Management” on April 25.

“These are all big issues,” said Del Giudice. “We could all use a little help, and do a better job, of managing our resources.”

All of the presentations are being held in Building 3, Room 015, at Rhode Island College. Next week's presentation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Events in the Financial Wellness series are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Register online at http://financial_wellness_identity_theft_at_ric-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=5#.

For more information on the Financial Wellness Series, contact Dante Del Giudice at (401) 456-8428 or ddelgiudice@ric.edu.

RIC’s Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education provides administrative assistance to degree and nondegree adult students, life-long learners and working professionals seeking retraining or professional development.