Please join us and the Identity Theft Resource Center for our upcoming Twitter chat during International Fraud Awareness Week to discuss the impact of fraud. Fraud Week runs from November 11-17, 2018, and is a global effort to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. Fraud and identity crimes often go beyond the known financial implications and can have emotional, physical and psychological impacts experienced by victims.
If this is your first Twitter chat, here are some basic guidelines to help you get the most out of it. Up first…
What is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter chat is an informal, informational, hour-long conversation hosted on Twitter. The hosts — that’s us and ITRC — set up a predetermined time and topic, and each participant uses a designated hashtag to join in the chat. To join our chat, here are the details you should know.
How does it work?
We will open up the chat with an “Introduce Yourself” round where we’ll ask everyone to let us know who you are, where you’re joining from and your reason for participating in the chat.
After that, every few minutes we’ll send out numbered questions with Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. on them.
If you’d like to respond to a question, include A1, A2, A3, etc. and the #fraudweekchat and #idtheftchat hashtags so other participants can easily follow along with what question you are answering.
Who can join?
Anyone! The chat is open to anyone and everyone. Whether you are a consumer who’s been affected by fraud or a CFE with many years of fraud-fighting experience, we welcome you. All you have to do is use the #fraudweekchat and #idtheftchat hashtags to let everyone know you’re in the chat. While we know this specific time may not work out for all who wish to participate, we’ve tried to select a time that would allow as many people to join as possible.
Why join the chat?
This is a chance to network with some of the world’s leading anti-fraud professionals while also learning valuable information about how to handle fraud or identity theft once it’s been discovered. Just like meeting new and interesting colleagues at an in-person conference, Twitter chats help bring people together who have a shared interest. In this case, our shared interest is fighting fraud and spreading anti-fraud awareness.
I want to join. What do I do now?
First, make sure you are following us on Twitter. Then mark this date and time on your calendar so you don’t miss it. Last, share this post on social media or email it to a friend who you think might enjoy participating. The more people who join in, the richer and more beneficial our conversation will be.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 15, at noon PT / 2 p.m. CT in our Fraud Week Twitter chat!