The Pack Memorial Library and OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling are joining forces to offer FREE financial education classes in 2016. The classes are part of a nationwide initiative through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which capitalizes on the unique role of libraries as places where people go for community and for information.
Preventing Identity Theft, will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The class will be held at the Pack Memorial Library at 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. This financial education opportunity is open to the community and there is no charge to attend.
OnTrack WNC’s certified financial educator, Anna Smith, will teach the Preventing Identity Theft class which will review how identity theft happens, offer alerts about prevalent fraud and scam techniques, provide tips for securing your identity, and explain resources available to identity theft victims.
“Identity theft is a growing concern,” said Celeste Collins, Executive Director of OnTrack WNC. “Pack Memorial Library is an incredible community resource and gathering place, the perfect partner for offering this important financial education.”
Through this partnership, additional classes will be offered in 2016 including Understanding Reverse Mortgages later in October.
OnTrack WNC’s counseling and education services are offered in Asheville/Buncombe County. Learn more www.ontrackwnc.org.