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ICFE eNEWS #16-23 - July 19th 2016

Yan Ross, ICFE Director of Special Projects, to Teach New Course on Identity Theft: Challenge and Response for Consumers

Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ announces a new Community Education course by Yan Ross, Director of Special Projects of the Institute of Consumer Financial Education. The course title is "Identity Theft: Challenge and Response for Consumers"

The course will be presented in three 2-hour sessions, over three successive Mondays in October. Participation will strengthen the consumer's understanding of the identity theft phenomenon, the risks of falling victim to identity thieves, and risk management techniques to avoid the adverse effects of identity theft.

The textbook for the course is the Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist® XV (CITRMS®) independent study guide, now published as a Textbook and Desk Reference on Amazon and the Amazon affiliate CreateSpace.

This is the same material Mr. Ross wrote for the Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) for the CITRMS® XV course, but priced at a deep discount for this program.

Please note at this time the course is only being offered in a live classroom setting in Prescott, AZ. However, we are hopeful we may be able to expand the delivery platform to include both live-and-interactive and recorded sessions via the internet to other locations, both on and off campus. The logistical support systems are available, and we are seeking feedback on the broader demand for this course.

At this time, ICFE is seeking your comments and suggestions on the potential interest you and your organization may have in participating in a program to make both the textbook and the course available to you and your members/clients. We are able to customize courses to address both the general consumer market and more specific interests, such as small and large businesses and those with particular needs, such as financial institutions and health care providers.

Based on your responses, we will evaluate the most efficient means of tailoring and delivering the educational program that can make a positive impact on those who need it most.

Please direct your comments to Yan Ross at the ICFE.

The ICFE's Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist ® XV CITRMS® course is now available both in printed format and online.

The Textbook and Desk Reference edition of the course book is also available online. Bulk pricing and discounts for veterans and students available. Inquire at yan.ross@icfe.info

Yan Ross Bio PhotoYan Ross is ICFE's Director of Special Projects, and the author of the Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist® XV CITRMS® course. As an accredited educator for over 20 years, he has addressed Identity Theft Risk Assessment and management for consumers, organizations holding personally identifiable information, and professionals who work with individuals and organizations who are at risk of falling victim to identity thieves.

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Paul S. Richard
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Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)

About the ICFE:

The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation).  The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely. 
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.

The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org).  CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed.  In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.

The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much.  ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.

Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org.  Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G,  a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.

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