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YOU! yes you! Protect yourself from fraud! who else?

Date: May 20, 2006
By: PAULA M. FELIPE/Public Safety Reporter

This is the first of a two-part series on how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey and D.A. Investigator Jos Van Hout provided a free public presentation on these topics during a symposium in the conference room at Gold Country Casino Thursday. The D.A.'s office and County of Butte Indian Gaming Local Benefit Committee sponsored the event, and NBC's Today Show will air a segment of this special event on May 27.

Identity theft, fake check manufacturing, credit card fraud, telemarketing and lottery frauds, Internet fraud and general fraud are on the rise, and the public needs to be informed on how to protect against these economic crimes.

District Attorney Mike Ramsey and Investigator Jos Van Hout spent two hours educating the public on the latest fraud schemes and ways to combat these crimes during a free public presentation Thursday.

Ramsey began with a demonstration of the D.A.'s updated website at:, which includes a link for reporting crimes, including economics crimes, such as identity theft and fraud. People can also call: 1-866-DA-Fraud (1-866-323-7283) to report such crimes.
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