Learn to protect your identity March 12

In 2011, more than 8.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft and the average victim spent 500 hours and $3,000 to restore their good name and credit. Who needs that?

Now you can learn how to protect your identity at our free Know Your Dough workshop that begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the York County Library on Black Street in Rock Hill.

“Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number” will be conducted by Jim Bloom, regional sales manager for Econocheck Corp., a leader in identify theft protection. He’ll give an overview of identity theft, how it happens and steps to take to protect yourself.

The massive data breach last fall in South Carolina has given identity protection a new urgency. We’re encouraging members to register for the free credit monitoring offered through the state and – for greater coverage – our own IDProtect™.

Handouts will be provided at the workshop and books on the topic will be available for checkout. Please register here.

The workshop is part of “Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom,” an eight-month series being conducted free by the library and Family Trust.

The final workshop, “Old Age is No Place for Sissies” will be conducted Monday, April 8. Mitchell Payne of Warner, Payne and Black will review documents needed in the event of death or incapacity.