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Area banks and FTC look to educate consumers during identity theft awareness week

Manistee News

This week was Identity Theft Awareness Week from the Federal Trade Commission and local banks and credit unions were looking to spread that awareness too.

According to the FTC, around 1.4 million cases of consumer identity theft were handled last year, $2.8 billion was lost due to scams and an additional $392 million was lost from online shopping.

Looking to help out local communities, Northstar Bank shared the free events from the FTC and encourages people to stay alert and aware on the dangers or identity theft.


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