Kathaleen Miller, Vice-President at Bank of the West presented on “Credit Reports and Combatting Fraud”. A few takeaways: The average time it takes for people to deal with fraud is 21 hours. Wow! That is a lot of time wasted. The most common form of fraud happens by Skimming, where a duplicate of the card is made. Do not carry your social security card with you, there is a lot someone can do with it. When shopping online, look for “https” – the “s” on the end signifies secure. Lastly, it is important to keep your virus protection up to date.
We welcomed guests from SVCTE (Silicon Valley Career Technical Education – formerly CCOC). They thanked us for the donation of the tools. The program is very encouraging to women in construction. The future looks bright! http://www.metroed.net/svcte/