Monday, August 27, 2007

Protection from Identify Theft - 8 Cities Left!

More than 5,000 Washington residents become victims of identity theft each year! Attorney General Rob McKenna announced a 15-city statewide tour on identity theft - come participate in one or more of these events!

Guard it! Washington is a partnership between the Attorney General’s Office, Federal Trade Commission and AARP to help protect businesses and their customers from identity theft. The 15-city tour kicked off July 12 in Yakima and will end on Oct. 18 in Oak Harbor. It includes public forums, free community shred events and events for business leaders.

The Guard it! Washington schedule is as follows.
Noon Business Presentations: Attorney General Rob McKenna will speak.
Free Shredding from 5 to 7 p.m
Evening Public Forums from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m: Learn how to protect yourself and your family from identity theft and what to do if you are a victim. Register online at or call toll-free 1-800-646-2283.

Guard it! Washington Tour Dates:
PORT ORCHARD: August 27, Monday, South Kitsap High School, Stage Two, 425 Mitchell Avenue
KENT: August 28, Tuesday, Kent Meridian High School, East Wing Auditorium, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent
TACOMA: August 30, Thursday, Bates Technical College - South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St.
SHORELINE: September 4, Tuesday, Shoreline Community College, room 2925, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N.
VANCOUVER: September 6, Thursday, Washington State School for the Blind, Fries Auditorium, 2214 E. 13th St.
SEQUIM: September 19, Wednesday, Sequim City Hall Chambers, 152 W. Cedar St.
OLYMPIA: October 4, Thursday, Capitol Campus - Cherberg Building, State Senate Hearing Room 1, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. S.W.
EAST WENATCHEE: October 11, Thursday, Eastmont High School, LGI, 955 N.E. Third Ave.
OAK HARBOR: October 18, Thursday, Skagit Valley College - Oak Harbor Campus, Hayes Hall-137, 1900 S.E. Pioneer Wa
For more information or to register to attend these events, please visit the Web site at:

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