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Empower Yourself Against Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft: Join an Upcoming Workshop at the Goshen Public Library

In an era where scams, fraud, and identity theft are on the rise, it has become crucial to arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to protect your financial well-being and personal information. We are thrilled to offer a workshop designed to help individuals spot, avoid, and mitigate the risks associated with scams, fraud, and identity theft.

Linda Neff, Head of Reference Services, underscores the significance of libraries hosting financial literacy workshops, stating, “Financial literacy workshops at libraries are a vital resource that helps build stronger, more informed communities.'”

The workshop is titled “How to Spot and Avoid Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft,” and will take place on Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 am in the Goshen Public Library Auditorium. We are limiting attendance to 16 people to ensure an intimate learning experience. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3LPcxEd or call the Reference Desk at 574-533-9531.

This workshop, led by Brian Burnett, a seasoned technology industry expert and financial coach, will delve into prevalent scams across online, phone, and in-person contexts. Participants will gain insights into common scams, red flags in communications, and strategies for recognizing suspicious offers and requests.

Key takeaways include:

  • Better awareness of common scams in various settings.
  • Real-life case studies illustrating recent scams and their consequences.
  • Knowledge of the psychological tactics scammers employ to deceive.
  • Effective techniques for identifying suspicious offers and requests.
  • Learn effective strategies to safeguard yourself and reduce your vulnerability to risks.

Visit https://goshenpl.lib.in.us/events/ to learn about more upcoming programs and events. 


About Brian Burnett

Brian Burnett is a seasoned technology industry expert and financial coach with a background in learning and development, education technology, digital media production, and project management spanning over 30 years. He has been an active investor for over 20 years and is dedicated to assisting individuals facing financial difficulties and unique circumstances since 2021.