Are you one of the millions of Americans who have been notified that your personal information may be at risk due to a data breach? Then you’ll want to tune in to Talk Credit Radio today, Friday, April 22, 2011 when host Gerri Detweiler talks with Brian McGinley, Senior Vice President, Data Risk Management for Identity Theft 911.
McGinley served in the military intelligence community and is a 30-year plus veteran of the financial services industry dealing with risk, fraud, and the protection of information for businesses and consumers. He’s also a volunteer fire fighter and rescue technician in North Carolina – so he’s no stranger to fighting both real fires and the proverbial “firefighting” associated with preventing and responding to fraud and the related business issues. Regardless of the venue, he doesn’t want to see anyone “get burnt.”
Gerri and Brian will discuss what to do if you’ve been told your personal information has been compromised.
- How worried should you be about a potential data breach?
- Should you place a fraud alert or freeze on your credit reports?
- Are there ways to protect yourself from these events?
Also on Friday’s show, Gerri will talk with Adam Levin about why your credit report should be a resume not a rap sheet. They’ll discuss whether employers should be able to review credit reports when screening job hires, or for current employees.
Adam Levin is a former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Chairman and Co-founder of Credit.com and Identity Theft 911, and a nationally recognized expert in credit and identity theft.
Finally, Kurt Meyer,Vice President of Business Development for ArcLoan.com will join Gerri for the weekly mortgage report. They’ll review seven ways to know you are working with a good mortgage company.
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How to Listen To Talk Credit Radio
- Listen Live: 2-3 PM Eastern Time, 11-12 Pacific Time, Friday, April 22, 2011 on WWPR in Bradenton Florida. Click here to listen to the live stream.
- iTunes: Listen to, download, or subscribe to the Talk Credit Radio podcast in iTunes
- Listen to the archives: Episodes are posted here on Credit.com the week following the live broadcast.
Talk Credit Radio is sponsored by Credit.com and Arcloan.com.