Scam and ID Theft Train-the-Trainer Program

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With funding from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, Georgia Watch has been able to expand its direct community outreach to six cities in Georgia by hosting training sessions on the topic, “Fighting Back Against Identity Theft & Scams.”  During day long train-the-trainer sessions in April of 2016, 69 professionals of varying backgrounds including social workers, librarians, representatives from academic institutions and other community entities completed the extensive training.  Trainings were held in Sandy Springs, Milledgeville, Albany, Jesup, Statesboro and Gainesville.  These areas, some in rural communities in Georgia, reinforce Georgia Watch’s commitment to educating and empowering some of the most vulnerable and under-served in our state.

Georgia Watch has worked to cultivate robust networks of trained community-based outreach volunteers. During these sessions, participants were provided in-depth, topical training for 4 targeted groups: general public, teens, seniors and international communities.

Do you work or volunteer for a non-profit, college, faith-based group, school, library, hospital, financial institution or government agency? Does your organization provide education or resources for special populations in Georgia? With data breaches, an increase in cases of identity theft, and ever more information shared online, it’s important to inform clients of how they can identify, prevent and report scams. Please consider contacting Georgia Watch to have a representative conduct a one hour workshop to teach your clients/patrons/students on how to prevent, identify and report scams.
  • There is no cost to have a representative present this training.
  • Click here to contact Georgia Watch to request a speaker.

Thank you to the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment for their support of this project.

 

To download the General Scam & ID Theft PowerPoint presentation as well as other helpful materials, please click the links below:

General Scam & ID Theft PowerPoint

Choosing a Tax Preparer

CFPB Debt Collection Rights

CFPB Credit Report One-Pager

Medical Debt Resources

Medical Debt One Pager

Credit Freeze FAQs

Hospice Checklist

Senior Scams & ID Theft

Digital Spring Cleaning Checklist

Teen Social Media Safety

Scams Against Immigrants