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Attorney General Shurtleff's ID Theft Tour hits SUU Tuesday

October 08, 2009
Category: Community Outreach


Southern Utah University will host Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff in his statewide Identity Theft Tour to help Utah residents combat ID theft on Tuesday, October 13, 

In his keynote address, Shurtleff will address the growing risk of ID theft in Utah. The Identity Theft Tour is meant to provide information about the devastating consequences of ID theft and share the latest technology to stop it. 

In a press release from the Attorney General's Office, Shurtleff said, "This tour will be an eye opener for most people. As technology changes we need to do everything we can to educate the public about the dangers of identity theft and how they can stay ahead of the curve and protect themselves." 

Tuesday's tour will include free document shredding services from 10 am-2 pm in the Student Center parking lot, provided by Columbus Secure Shredding. Also included in the tour will be a seminar to educate the public on what they can do to protect themselves from ID theft. Along with Attorney General Shurtleff, ID theft expert Scott Morrill will be available to offer safety tips to the public during this seminar from 1-2 pm in the Sharwan Smith Center Living Room. 

One of the highlights of the tour will be an introduction to the improved IRIS -- the Identity theft Reporting Information System -- a website operated by the Attorney General's Office. This website allows victims to file identity theft reports online and communicate easily with law enforcement. This award-winning website is available at www.idtheft.utah.gov. 

The public is invited to learn how to protect their identities, report ID theft and shred potentially dangerous documents during the tour's stop at SUU. The statewide tour began in Logan on September 29 and, in addition to SUU, has slated stops in Salt Lake City, Orem, St. George, and Ogden in addition to SUU.

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