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April 30th 2011 - Join us at Lincoln High School in San Francisco's Sunset District for a Youth Financial Empowerment event organized by San Fransicso Supervisor Carmen Chu and Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

March 29th 2011 - Join us as we celebrate the Elder Financial Protection Network's 8th Annual Call To Action Summit, at the Mission Bay Conference Center, UCSF, San Francisco. For more information please visit the EFPN's web site at www.bewiseonline.org.

March 28th 2011 - The Identity Theft Council will be presenting at the Sonoma County Police Chiefs Annual Meeting, at the Marine Memorial Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco CA. Stay tuned for more information.

February 24th 2011 - Join us at Spectrum Federal Credit Union in San Francisco for our next round of volunteer counselor training. Training is free and everyone's welcome. If you'd like to take part, please contact Neal O'Farrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

January 24th 2011 - The Identity Theft Council will be making a presentation on protecting the elderly from identity theft, at the Baywood Apartments Senior Complex, 41st Street, Oakland CA, at 11am.

November 5th 2010 - Join us at Spectrum Federal Credit Union in San Francisco for our next round of volunteer counselor training. Training is free and everyone's welcome. If you'd like to take part, please contact Neal O'Farrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 27th 2010 - Save the Date! Join us at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, on October 27th 2010, to celebrate the launch of the San Francisco Identity Theft Council and the biggest response to the epidemic of identity theft in the nation's history. Learn more and register now.

October 14th 2010 - Identity Theft Council founder Neal O'Farrell will be speaking at the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, at the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, in Santa Rosa, CA.

October 9th 2010 - Identity Theft Council founder Neal O'Farrell will be speaking about identity theft at Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton, California, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The address is 4515 Rosewood Dr #800 Pleasanton, Ca 94588

August 19th 2010 - Join us at Patelco Credit Union, 2nd Street, San Francisco, from 11am to 1pm for free identity theft counselor training. If you'd like to attend, please contact Neal O'Farrell at (925) 914 0248

July 28th 2010 - The Identity Theft Council will be providing free volunteer counselor training at the headquarters of Patelco Credit Union, on 2nd Street in San Francisco. The training will take place from 1pm to 5pm and refreshments will be provided. Trainers will include Neal O'Farrell, founder of the Identity Theft Council; Inspector Anne Madrid of the Hayward Police Department; and Karen Lodrick, a victim of identity theft and a vocal advocate and blogger on the topic.

For more information please call Neal O'Farrell at (925) 914 0248.

July 2010 - The Identity Theft Council founder Neal O'Farrell will be appearing in the "Costco Connection" magazine, from Costco, discussing identity theft prevention. Stay tuned for an exact date.

June 2010 - The Identity Theft Council founder Neal O'Farrell discusses Facebook safety for kids in the June edition of Good Housekeeping magazine.

June 30th 2010 - The Identity Theft Council will be speaking at the Oakland crime prevention fair at the Oakland Police Department, 455 7th Street in Oakland.

June 10th 2010 - The Identity Theft Council will be presenting to the California High Technology Crime Advisory Committee (HTCAC) in Sacramento California.

June 3rd 2010 - Join us at the headquarters of Patelco Credit Union as organizations from around California come together to discuss the launch of an Identity Theft Council in San Francisco. The meeting will be attended by financial institutions, law enforcement, and victims from around San Francisco and across the bay area. It will also be attended by representatives of the Mayor's office, the District Attorney's office, and a number of Supervisors.

Thursday, June 3, 2010
11:30am – 1:00 pm
Patelco Credit Union – Mezzanine Level
144 Second Street (between Mission & Howard Streets)
San Francisco

Lunch will be provided compliments of Patelco. Please call Neal O'Farrell at (925) 914 0248 if you'd like to attend.

June 2nd 2010 - Sponsored by Patelco Credit Union, Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN) will present "Be Wise: Avoid Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft," a free community education workshop for elders to learn how to protect themselves from becoming victims of financial exploitation. Neal O'Farrell, founder and Executive director of the Identity Theft Council, will be amongst the speakers. 

The workshop, open to the public, will be offered to a group of 60-100+ seniors during a regularly scheduled monthly senior group at Saint Dominic's Church ("SDC") in San Francisco, California. Refreshments, sponsored by Patelco Credit Union, will be provided at no charge to attendees.

Door prizes, also sponsored by Patelco Credit Union, will be offered throughout the program and will include a shredder and two $25 gift cards. Learn more.

May 26th 2010 - The Identity Theft Council will be presenting to the Contra Costa County Police Chiefs Association. Contra Costa County is one of the San Francisco bay area counties. It has approximately 20 cities and a total population of more than 1 million.

May 18th 2010 - Neal O'Farrell, founder of the Identity Theft Council, will be presenting a webinar for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) on educating your employees and customers about identity theft. Learn more.

March 3rd 2010 - The Identity Theft Council will be interviewed by Tom Field, Editorial Director of Bank Info Security at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco.

RSA is the leading global conference on all things cyber security, and it was a great opportunity to remind a very wide audience that while technology plays a key role in protecting against identity theft, the best technology is still located right between your ears!

You can hear our interview by clicking here – scroll down to the Security Vendor interviews – we're not a vendor but I think they couldn't resist the chance to talk to us.

March 4th 2010 - The Identity Theft Council will be attending a seminar on identity theft hosted by Senator Ellen Corbett. The location will be the Pleasanton Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Boulevard, Pleasanton from 1:30 to 3:30pm.

Everyone's welcome to attend this free seminar featuring numerous experts on identity theft and protecting seniors from scams.

April 28th 2010 – Neal O'Farrell, Executive Director of the Identity Theft Council, will be leading a webcast on educating your employees and customers about identity theft. The webcast is being hosted by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) as an education service for its nearly 8,000 credit unions. To find out more visit CUNA.

Are you a victim?

If you're a victim of identity theft, you can get help now, at no cost, by calling the ITRC Victim Support Hotline at 1-888-400-5530 to speak to a live counselor.

About The Council

The Identity Theft Council is a great example of how a community can come together, to work together, to help each other. Learn more about how we got started.

Introducing Foster Warriors

Foster Warriors is a nationwide effort by the Council to help foster youth pursue studies and careers in cybersecurity. Learn More

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