SANDIA AREA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL “FIGHTING BACK AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT” WEEK Albuquerque, NM, July 19, 2007 – Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years and thousands of dollars cleaning up the mess the thieves have made of a good name and credit record. In the meantime, victims of identity theft may lose job opportunities, be refused loans for education, housing, or cars, and even get arrested for crimes they didn't commit. Sandia Area Federal Credit Union has declared war on fraud and identity theft and is making a strong effort to help educate the community on ways to protect themselves. We have declared July 23 through 28 our first “Fighting Back Against Identity Theft” Week, where we will help arm the community with the information they need to protect their identity. Tuesday, July 24 we will host a free workshop, open to the community, entitled “Identity Theft and Internet Safety for You and Your Family.” The workshop will be facilitated by FBI Special Agent Cindy Benesch, who has over 10 years of experience in computer security. She will share her knowledge about identity theft and internet safety from 6:30–8:00 pm at our Westside Office, located on Coors Blvd. Between Montano and Paseo Del Norte. While open to the public, space is limited. R.S.V.P. by calling 292-6343 ext. 1412. or e-mail email@example.com. Saturday, July 28 we will have an “Open House” at our Westside Office from 10:00 am–1:00 pm. Again this is open to the community and we will provide free on-site document shredding, credit reviews and fingerprinting kits for the kids. ABOUT SANDIA AREA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Sandia Area Federal Credit Union is the state’s seventh largest credit union. Sandia Area is a member-owned and controlled financial cooperative providing service to nearly 40,000 members through five branch offices located throughout the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. We now serve four counties in New Mexico, including Bernalillo, Cibola, Torrance and Valencia counties, as well as the City of Rio Rancho and Kirtland Air Force Base.
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