Library spotlights identity theft threat

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How can people protect themselves from identity thieves? What should victims do when their identity is stolen?

Through a partnership with Regions Bank and a free one-hour seminar next week, Kilgore Public Library is inviting patrons to gain insight on recognizing, preventing and responding to identity theft.

The no-cost session is set for 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 22 at 301 N. Henderson Blvd. Coffee and donuts will be provided as participants get ‘inside information’ on the more and more common crime.

Thursday’s session will cover common forms of identity theft and methods on recognizing it plus tips on what a person should do when he or she becomes a victim of identity theft in addition to reseources on how and where to report fraud.

Interested individuals should contact Kilgore Public Library by March 20 to reserve a space, either via email to kilgorelibrary@cityofkilgore.com or by calling 903-984-1592.

For more information about upcoming KPL events and other activities, log on to

Facebook.com/KilgorePublicLibrary or search the social media site for “WelcomeToKilgore.com.”

Library staffers are currently polling the public for ideas about new classes at events at the library. Access the questionnaire online via tinyurl.com/KPLsurvey.

– By JAMES DRAPER

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