Second leg of ID Support NSW regional roadshow kicks off
Riverina residents are benefitting from identity experts as ID Support NSW rolls into town for the final leg of its regional roadshow.
Following sessions in Griffith earlier this week, today marks the second day of events in Wagga Wagga with sessions also being run in Albury across 27 and 28 June.
Locals will learn about the risks of identity theft and how to replace documents such as a driver licence, photo card or birth certificate if they are stolen or fraudulently obtained.
Identity theft is a growing problem around the world and NSW is committed to protecting and supporting victims and lifting the burden as they reclaim their identity.
On average, a victim of identity crime will spend 34 non-consecutive hours calling different organisations to restore their identity.
The highly popular roadshows are helping young families and retirees across the state to protect themselves from identity crime by learning how to create stronger passwords, spot a scam and how to replace identity documents.
ID Support NSW provides people with a single front-door if their identity has been compromised and will work with them to help restore their documents and security of their identity.
The ID Support team has already helped more than 1550 people during the first part of the roadshow, which stopped at Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Wilcannia and Griffith.
The full list of dates and locations of the roadshow are available at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/community-events
Quotes to be attributed to Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Jihad Dib:
“From Broken Hill to Bankstown and Wagga Wagga to Wilcannia, every person in NSW should have the resources and skills to keep themselves protected from identity crime.”
“Identity theft can be distressing, but recovering from it shouldn’t be. ID Support NSW offers victimsa clear way to recover and stay secure.”
“The success of the roadshow is shown by the more than 1550 people who have attended the events so far to learn about how they can stay safe from identity theft and remedy their credentials.”
“ID Support NSW believes in a no wrong doors policy which means if someone calls with an identity problem they’ll get help to find a solution.”