Friends and Neighbors –
Just wanted to send you a quick note to remind you that our next Community in the Courthouse is this Friday, December 20, 2013. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. in room 0421M (ground floor) of the Prince George’s County Courthouse located on Main Street in Upper Marlboro.
We will welcome Assistant State’s Attorneys, Kenneth A. Grigg and Doyle Neimann, both from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County. You will have a first-hand opportunity to learn about ways to prevent identity theft.
Last year, an estimated 16.6 million people, representing seven percent of Americans 16 or older, experienced at least one incident of identity theft. Financial losses from identity theft totaled $24.7 billion and about 14 percent of victims suffered an out-of-pocket financial loss due to their most recent incident of identity theft.
In 2012, the misuse or attempted misuse of an existing account was the most common type of identity theft, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. We live in a consumer driven society and likely expose our personal and financial information on a daily basis. It is important for all of us to learn ways to protect ourselves from financial predators, and our guest speakers will certainly provide insight on the matter.
I am looking forward to a great conversation. Please consider bringing a friend or neighbor to our meeting. I would surely be interested in meeting and welcoming all those who are involved in Prince George’s County.
Please RSVP to Michael Summers so that we can be sure we have enough coffee and light breakfast food for the group!
Angela D. Alsobrooks