SC Fraud Detection & Prevention Summit

Symposium planned before state security breach happened

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By Monique Williams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- State Treasurer Curtis Loftis hosted a symposium Tuesday to help local and state officials, along with industry professionals, share strategies on safeguarding public information. This, in the midst of a statewide government security breach affecting millions of South Carolinians.

Prior to the recent breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue, Treasurer Loftis was working to bring state and industry experts together to discuss fraud detection and prevention in government programs. More than 250 participants from across the state attended today's symposium. Industry experts discussed how modern technology can be used to detect sophisticated fraud schemes and organized criminal enterprises – before substantial losses are incurred and present best practices from both government and the private sector in the latest methods for detecting and preventing fraud.

State and local agencies also heard from the newly opened South Carolina Office of Inspector General on its ability to provide assistance.

For more information on how to safeguard yourself, or to enroll in the PROTECTMYID security program offered free of charge to impacted individuals, call 1-866-578-5422 or visit http://www.protectmyid.com/scdor. Business owners can visit http://www.dandb.com/sc or call customer service toll free at this dedicated phone number 1-800-279-9881.

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