November 12, 2014

VSU Hosting Community Fraud Awareness Forum Nov. 18

VALDOSTA-- Valdosta State University is hosting a Community Fraud Awareness Forum from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, as part of an International Fraud Awareness Week promotion. The forum will be held in room 1107 of the Health Sciences and Business Administration building located on the Rea & Lillian Steele North Campus (across from South Georgia Medical Center).
Dr. Candace Witherspoon, assistant professor of accounting at VSU, will provide valuable information and tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud and the latest scams.  Some of the topics will include:
  • Holiday scams – Purchasing gift cards, parcel deliveries, and Santa letters
  • Internet security – Buying online and protecting your computer passwords
  • Protecting your identity – How to check your credit score and safeguarding your social security number
The public is invited to attend the forum at no charge. Parking will be available in the lot adjacent to the Health Sciences and Business Administration building. For more information, contact Thressea H. Boyd, VSU’s director of communications, at 229-333-2157 or