Representatives from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will present a program to help residents protect themselves against identity theft, said the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. 

“Avoiding Identity Theft” will be presented to individuals attending a meeting on Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Pearlman Apartments, 1900 Sherman in Evanston.  Those attending the meeting will receive information on measures they can take to protect their identity and information on signs that may indicate someone has obtained their personal information. 

“Having your personal identification stolen can cost you financially, tarnish your credit record and take months, if not years, to clear up,” said State’s Attorney Alvarez. “This program is designed to help residents safeguard their  personal information and keep their financial reputations in their own hands.” 

For more information on the identity theft program or to schedule a presentation, contact the State’s Attorney’s Community Outreach and Special Events Unit at (312) 603-8710.