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Take Advantage of National Protect Your Identity Week, October 20-27

October 22, 2012

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Because identity theft is a serious crime affecting millions of Americans every year, Money Management International (MMI), the nation’s largest full-service consumer credit counseling agency, will participate in National Protect Your Identity Week 2012 (PYIW). PYIW is a grass roots initiative created by the NFCC to build awareness and educate communities across the country about identity theft. This year’s week-long event is slated for October 20-27, 2012.

  • MMI is hosting two free webinars on protecting your identity. Join us on October 25 and 26 for the ID Theft Protection webinar. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim and what steps you need to take if it happens to you. Visit MoneyManagement.org to register.
  • MMI is also organizing several local shredding events to help consumers safely dispose of personal paperwork. To find a shredding event near you visit ProtectYourIDNow.org.

In addition, nearly 100 ID theft prevention events will be offered across America during PYIW, many offering free shredding of personal documents, responsible cell phone recycling, workshops, speakers, ID theft protection handouts, and credit report reviews.

“In today’s era of technology and instant gratification, there are many new ways for thieves to access and steal personal information,” said Jo Kerstetter, vice president of financial education for MMI. “Don’t become the next victim of identity theft; take advantage of the vast amount of resources available during PYIW. Visit www.ProtectYourIDNow.org to find an event near you.”

About Money Management International
Money Management International is a nonprofit, full-service credit-counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling and debt management assistance to consumers since 1958. MMI helps consumers trim their expenses, develop a spending plan and repay debts. Counseling is available by appointment in branch offices and 24/7 by telephone and Internet. To learn more, visit MoneyManagement.org or call 800.432.7310.

Tanisha Warner
Media Relations

SOURCE Money Management International

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