Preventing identity theft is topic of class offered at local libraries

January 4, 2017

Once again in 2017 Buncombe County Public Libraries and OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling are joining forces to offer FREE financial education classes.  The classes are part of a nationwide initiative through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which capitalizes on the unique role of libraries as places where people go for community and for information. 

The financial education opportunities are FREE and open to the community.  Preregistration is required. Call OnTrack WNC at 828.255.5166.

Four “Preventing Identity Theft”classes will be offered at library locations conveniently located throughout the community: 

  • Wednesday, January 11th from 6:00-7:30 pm, West Asheville Library – 942 Haywood Rd. –  Asheville
  • Thursday, January 26th from 6:00-7:30 pm, Pack Memorial Library – 67 Haywood St. – Asheville
  • Tuesday, February 7th from 5:30-7:00 pm, South Buncombe Library – 260 Overlook Rd. – Asheville

·         Wednesday, March 8th from 2:00-3:30 pm, North Asheville Library – 1030 Merrimon Ave – Asheville

“This year, we’ve added an incentive to make attending the class even more worthwhile,” said Celeste Collins, Executive Director of OnTrack WNC. “Those who pre-register and attend will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $25 VISA gift cards which will be awarded at the class.”

In the Preventing Identity Theft classes, an OnTrack WNC certified financial educator will review how identity theft happens, offer alerts about prevalent fraud and scam techniques, provide tips for securing your identity, and explain resources available to victims of identity theft.   

Preregister to attend and become eligible for the $25 VISA gift card drawing by calling OnTrack WNC at 828.255.5166.

OnTrack WNC’s counseling and education services are offered in Asheville/Buncombe County. Learn more