Chatham Community Library hosts fraud prevention program on December 7

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro will host a fraud prevention program on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 pm. Detective Mike Copeland of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will cover the most common fraud schemes, including phone, mail, and internet scams.  He will discuss why and how victims are targeted, how personal information is compromised, and how to protect yourself.

Copeland has been a county deputy for 13 years and is currently serving as the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Investigator. In this role, he investigates all types of financial crimes, including fraud, counterfeiting, phone scams, stolen checks, fraudulent credit card use, skimmers, elderly exploitation, and identity theft.

This free public event will take place in the Holmes Meeting Room at Chatham Community Library, located on NC 87 on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro.   For more information, call 919-545-8086.