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Oregon Attorney General and Silverton Police Chief Sponsor August Public Forum Focusing on Fighting ID Theft

The forum featuring Oregon's top law enforcement officer and an expert who recently completed 6 months training police in Iraq, it should offer valuable insight geared toward ending a huge worldwide problem.

Silverton Chief Rick Lewis and Oregon AG Hardy Myers
Silverton Chief Rick Lewis and Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers

(SILVERTON) - Silverton Chief of Police Rick Lewis and Attorney General Hardy Myers want Silverton area residents to know how to protect themselves and their families from the fastest growing crime in the world: Identity Theft. The two law enforcement agencies will convene a free, public forum on Identity Theft on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00 PM in the Silverton Council Chambers, 421 South Water, Silverton.

Jan Margosian, consumer information coordinator for the Oregon Department of Justice, will represent Attorney General Hardy Myers’ office, focusing on the many ways individuals, their families and small business can prevent being victims of identity theft.

A Silverton Police Department representative will discuss local identity theft issues.

“Educating everyone in our community about Identity Theft is a priority for the Silverton Police Department,” Chief Lewis said. “Armed with the right tools, we can prevent identity theft from happening in the first place and we also can effectively report those incidents when they do happen.”

Margosian explained that “no one is immune to identity theft but there are steps everyone can take to minimize their risk.”

Information packets on Identity Theft and other scams and schemes that effect Oregon families will be distributed at the forum. Light refreshments will be provided.


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Albert Marnell August 10, 2006 4:14 pm (Pacific time)

Here is another of one of the few cases where the police are doing a good thing. It is a rare and I wish they would do more of this rather than worry about a little bit of pot. I think that most people in law enforcement would agree, legalize marijuana and watch the meth wash away. Let law enforcement focus on important things like identity theft. Besides, it take an intelligent detective to figure this stuff out and intelligence if currently lacking in law enforcement in the U.S. Check it out again, the reality of the tip of the iceberg of law enforcement and you will really get annoyed when you get a ticket for not having your seat belt on. Here I say, "BRAVO CHIEF RICK LEWIS!" But remember only on your efforts here until I see other progressive law enforcement situations......for example there should be a new system of a lack of Blue Shield of Silence and police should get BIG awards for turning each other in. I know that this is a great idea. Do it MAN!

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