Free workshop: Preventing Identity Theft

Identity theft and related financial scams can cost you a lot of money—but most of all, recovering from fraud can also amount to months of lost time and energy. Join Detectives Zach Neemann and Thomas Lilienthal of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for a free workshop, Preventing Identity Theft, scheduled for Thursday, October 18 at 6 pm at Mid Oregon’s East Bend Branch. Protect yourself against ID Theft!

Mid Oregon Credit Union is aware of the seriousness of threats such as phishing schemes, data breaches, and old-fashioned theft, and believes in the importance of helping community members learn to protect themselves and their family members. This timely workshop examines the most prevalent financial crimes at work today, and provides you with specific, expert-tested tips to protect yourself. Learn how we make ourselves vulnerable to identity theft, as well as valuable tips on how to protect your Social Security number and other personal information—and what to do if you are a victim. This workshop is free and is open to members and non-members.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Sharing Expertise

Presenters Detective Zach Neemann and Detective Thomas Lilienthal are with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and serve in the capacity of Digital Forensic Detectives. This position is a highly technical position that is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and reporting on all types of digital evidence. This evidence is vast and relates to physical digital devices as well as data stored on remote servers. In their combined 26 years of law enforcement experience, they have been involved in many highly technical investigations relating to theft, identity theft, scams, exploitation of victims through the Internet, and fraud. Although their current positions focus on the analysis of evidence, both Detectives have successfully investigated many technical cases and also serve in an advisory role for investigators across Central Oregon.

How to RSVP and Where to Attend

Mid Oregon’s East Bend Conference Room is located at 1386 NE Cushing Drive in Bend. Call 541-382-1795, or email to reserve your seat. A light dinner will be available.