Protecting Against Fraud and Identity Theft

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) is hosting a webinar presented by Hazel Heckers, Victim Advocate for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Identity Theft and Fraud Investigation Unit, who will discuss the importance of protecting against fraud and identity theft specifically during the holiday season.

(PRWEB) November 20, 2012

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) will be hosting the educational webinar “Bah Hum Bug! Proof Your Holidays: Protecting your family from fraud and ID theft” presented by Hazel Heckers, Victim Advocate for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Identity Theft and Fraud Investigation Unit. This educational webinar is an excellent resource for learning on how to protect against identity thieves during the holidays.

During this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • What identity thieves and scam artists will try to do and how this can ruin the holidays
  • How to keep credit card and bank accounts safe
  • Common holiday specific mistakes that increase the risk of being a victim of identity theft
  • Indicators for recognizing charity related scams
  • Crime prevention tips to help ensure a safe and healthy New Year

Hazel Heckers has been a leader in bringing to the forefront of the victim movement issues of elder abuse, crimes against people with disabilities and the special needs of those raising grandchildren and other kin due to crime. She was a vital member of the committee that wrote and worked to pass Colorado's At Risk Adult legislation that defines crimes against elders and people with disabilities and provides guidelines for enforcing the law. Heckers assisted in writing and advocating for law enforcement protocols to respond to cases of caregiver abuse and facilitated the state's first Protocol for Response to At Risk Adults.

Be sure to attend this event being held Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 2:00 PM (EST). Educational webinars provided by SCSA are free to members and $49.00 to the public, for more information contact SCSA or register today at Holiday Identity Theft.

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors provides free resources and tools for members as an ongoing commitment to helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens. This unique webinar is the latest of the extensive educational webinars being offered every month as an opportunity to stay up-to-date on critical issues relevant to seniors and the professionals that work with them.

About Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA):

SCSA educates and certifies professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. As the leading provider of certification for professionals serving seniors, SCSA’s Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® credential requires CSAs to uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of seniors. Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the CSA credential is the gold standard for professionals in all areas who work with the senior population. Through a comprehensive educational program, SCSA helps professionals understand the key health, social and financial issues that are important to the majority of seniors. For more information about SCSA, the CSA credential and SCSA’s education program, visit