Avoiding Scams and Identity Theft

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00AM — 11:00AM

Identify theft can happen to anyone and the damage it causes can take years to undo. This workshop will teach participants about the most common scams and how to protect their identity, money, and credit history.

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Identify theft can happen to anyone and the damage it causes can take years to undo. This workshop will teach participants about the most common scams and how to protect their identity, money, and credit history.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify common scams
  • Safeguard their personal information
  • Monitor their credit report for signs of possible identity theft
  • Take action if they believe they are the victim of identity theft

Tara Alderete | Director, Education and Community Relations | Money Management International | Improving lives through financial education

Tara Alderete is Director of Education and Community Relations at MMI, the largest provider of nonprofit financial counseling and education in the United States. Her experience includes managing and facilitating internal and external financial capability programs, developing curriculum within the financial services industry, and managing and developing trainers. In her current role, she oversees a team of educators, creates MMI’s online and in-person education programs, and facilitates community workshops and webinars.Tara joined the agency in 2010 as a curriculum development specialist and was instrumental in developing MMI’s online education communities. She has since transitioned to director of education, allowing her to use both her development and facilitation skills to benefit the diverse communities served by MMI, including military service members and veterans, Hispanic audiences, students, and athletes.Based in the Atlanta area, Tara has been sourced as a subject matter expert for Nerdwallet, Bankrate, Fox Business, CreditCards.com, Fox 5 Atlanta, Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO Radio, Atlanta Business Radio, and The Veterans Money Book. She has presented at the Hope Global Forum Annual Meeting, Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference, VEO Military Women’s Empowerment Summit, and the Coast Guard Transition Assistance Program.Tara is an alumnae of the University of New Mexico, holds a Certificate in Grant Writing from the University of Georgia, and a Certificate in Criterion Referenced Instruction from Mager Associates, Inc. She is an NFCC Certified Financial Educator, a Certified Housing Counselor, and FCRA Certified. She has served on planning committees for Money Smart Week, The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, and Georgia Department of Family Services Financial Literacy Fair.Tara’s areas of expertise include training and facilitation, professional communication, curriculum development, eLearning, and personal finance.