and Saturday, AARP is sponsoring a two-day, consumer protection and investment education
workshop in Kodiak. While AARP is an organization for the retired community,
the workshops are open to anyone who is interested in attending.
agencies are involved with the workshops, including the Better Business Bureau.
Sims is a spokes woman for the Better Business Bureau of Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington.
She said that her organization will offer people in Kodiak advice on how to avoid
scams and how to prevent - or survive- "identity theft."
-- (BBB 1 "This is a
presentation ... Federal Trade Commission")
Sims says that it is usually up
to individuals to figure out when their identity has been stolen and that's why
it's important for consumers to learn all they can.
-- (BBB 2 "The
best thing ...of identity theft.")
Other presentations on Friday will include
weatherization and energy rebate programs.
The Better Business Bureau
presentation will take place at 3 o'clock on Friday.
-- (BBB 3 "We'll
talk about ... you can do that.")
Saturday's workshops will cover several
aspects of investing. All sessions are free.
The consumer protection and investment workshops will be held in the Kodiak Senior
Center which is located
at 302 Erskine Avenue.