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Talking Through Identity Theft: A program for the blind and visually impaired

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a conference call for the blind and visually impaired on July 31st to help the community learn about identity theft and how you can protect yourself. Pasted below are the details for the conference call.

Learn about the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft resources, how you can prevent identity theft, and steps to take if it happens to you.

The FTC will present “Talking Through Identity Theft: A program for the blind and visually impaired” on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The program is free and available to the public. It will cover financial, medical, and government benefits identity theft, as well as identity theft impacting children and older Americans.

Participation Instructions

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm, Eastern.

Conference Call Dial-In Number(s):

United States: (800) 230-1092
International: (612) 332-0228
Confirmation number: 29777


This webinar uses WebEx; audio is provided via conference call, so please connect via phone and computer.

Please join us up to 15 minutes early to make sure you can connect.

Title: Talking Through Identity Theft: A Program for the blind and visually impaired
Event link:
Event number: 992 765 028
Event password: No password required

We strongly recommend that attendees test their computer prior to joining the presentation. You can test your computer system at any time at

If you need help getting connected, please use the WebEx Online help at

Copies of the slides presented at the webinar will remain accessible and will be
found at

You are welcome to share this program invitation with others who might be interested.

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Displaying 2 comments.
darknexus Monday, 22-Jul-2013 09:13 AM ET:

What does identity theft have to do with being blind? Everyone is equally at risk for it (depending on how vigilant you are), and everyone is going to be screwed if it happens to them regardless.

happychikao Friday, 24-Jan-2014 9:00 PM ET:

hello happychikao! it makes no sence. but its out there. id theft is out there don't ever ever ever give out your password. keep all passwords ss socile meedaeedea an& bank account numbers and all passwords 2your self u no u can get a credit report. for mor jist. go to or to get your credit score or annuall credit report! did you no. that u can get a preepayed creditCredit card. so u will nevernever never worery about a creditcard agan. jist is at enter on apply for a new card. that's my jists!

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For the past three years Alena has been a feature writer for the online magazine Matilda Ziegler. She has also been a contractor for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, helping blind adults learn to use adaptive technology. She is studying to be a teacher of the visually impaired at Portland State. You might also recognize her from the Serotalk podcast Triple Click Home.

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