According to our media partner, Masslive, the Palmer Police Department and The Yellow House Community Center for Learning are offering free classes on how to avoid becoming an identity theft victim.
Classes are scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 26, April 8, June 18t and Aug. 20 at The Yellow House, located at 1479 North Main St., Palmer.
The classes will be free for members, but donations are appreciated.
Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing consumer crimes in the U.S., and most victims don't even know their identity has been stolen until their credit is ruined, they are in default of unauthorized loans, or outstanding warrants are issued for their arrest, according to organizers of the classes.
The classes will be led by Palmer Police Chief Robert P. Frydryk. Frydryk will discuss ways thieves get personal information about their victims, what can be done to protect against identity theft and what to do if someone steals your personal information.
For more information, call The Yellow House at, 413-289-6091 or visit their website at www.yellowhouseccl.com.
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