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LSC-Kingwood to Host Identity Theft Presentations

Protecting Yourself from Identity TheftLone Star College-Kingwood will host a three-part series on a growing problem: identity theft.

The Business Department and the Students In Free Enterprise Club invite the community, faculty, staff and students to “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft” on April 4, 11 and 18 at 12:30 p.m. in CLA 114.

“Identity theft is a serious problem and the presentations are one way for the community and campus members to protect themselves,” said Mike Griffith, marketing and management professor.

The college’s identity theft series is presented by Lieutenant Chris Lohse, with the Houston Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit, and Oscar Ramos, executive director of Technology Services at LSC-Kingwood. Attendees will learn about forgery, credit and debit card abuse, and computer-related identity theft.

“Researchers, with the think tank Privacy and American Business, released a study stating that one in five Americans have been victims of identity theft; this issue has affected 44 million people,” Griffith said. “Our goal is to empower individuals with successful tools to help them protect their financial health.”

For more information on the “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft” presentations, email Michael.D.Griffith@LoneStar.edu.

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Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.