Due to advances in technology, cybercriminals are diversifying their targets and using more sophisticated methods to commit identity theft and fraud. The catch? Everyone is a target. Including Veterans.
VA Privacy Service invites you to join its first VA Privacy in Action Speaker Series virtual event of the year, “Evolving Identity Theft Tactics and Protections,” on Tuesday, January 25 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This is an opportunity for Veterans to deepen their understanding and protect themselves against ever-evolving identity theft tactics in an era of advanced technology where cybercriminals have developed very sophisticated means to steal personal information.
This educational event will cover new identity theft crimes, including credit monitoring account scams and scammers canvassing neighborhoods to steal residents’ personal information from mailboxes, as well as classic identity theft tactics, such as phone scams and ransomware.
Subject matter experts will also discuss what VA and other federal agencies are doing to combat identity theft and provide perspectives on leading data protection best practices that can prevent Veterans and consumers from becoming victims of cybercrime.
- Amy L. Rose, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Carol Kando-Pineda, Federal Trade Commission
- Tosha Dennis, Unites States Postal Inspection Service
Steps to save the event on your calendar
- Head to the event page on the VA IT Campus
- Veterans can click “Continue as Guest”
- Click add to calendar
- Open the calendar download (usually on the lower left of your screen)
- Click “Save” and close
On the day of the event, click on the VA IT Campus session direct link provided in the calendar invite. You’ll log in again as a guest to watch the live event. The link will go live 30 minutes before the event.
Make sure you stay one step ahead of cybercriminals! Don’t miss this VA Privacy Service event.