Virginia Law Enforcement to Hold Identity Theft Summit

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Know any law enforcement officials in the Virginia area? If so, pass along the details of an upcoming identity-theft summit later this week at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

This free training will provide hands-on strategies for dealing with identity-theft crimes, recognizing prime targets, dealing with victims, individual and organized crime activity, investigative strategies, problems and approaches, as well as preventive measures.

As one of the summit sponsors said, “year after year, this crime continues to evolve and advanced education is absolutely essential to our front-line officials.”

According to FTC data, the total national identity-theft complaints received in 2011 were up 11% from the previous year. Florida leads the nation in identity theft complaints, according to the FTC, with twice as many complaints as 43 other states in 2011 and triple the complaints of more than two thirds of the rest of the country.

However, Virginia is not immune to identity-theft crimes, and law enforcement officials there say they have found these crimes span across many diverse jurisdictions. Because of varying identity theft laws state to state, professional summits can help raise more awareness.

The event, open to local, regional, and state law enforcement officials, will be held this Wednesday, March 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The location is the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, 45299 Research Place in Ashburn.

 

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.