Rockford Public Library Hosts Online Fraud Prevention Program
Rockford Public Library will host “How to Prevent Online Fraud” on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library Room A, 215 N. Wyman St. (Enter from Mulberry St). In this informative presentation, Dennis Horton of the Better Business Bureau will discuss how to use the Internet and avoid being conned, how online fraud works and how you can protect your family from fraud through the Internet. In 2006, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a total of 6,246 complaints from the state of Illinois with auction fraud having the highest number of complaints, 49%. For more information on IC3 statistics go to http://www.ic3.gov/media/annualreports.aspx.
This free program is open to ages 18 and older. Registration is required. Register by calling 815-965-7606 and press option 5 or through our online calendar at www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org/events.
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.