Potomac Community Village will bring information about today's wired world to members and guests at a Feb, 16, 7 p.m. presentation entitled, "Staying Safe in the Cyber World,” featuring Tracy D. Rezvani, administrator, Office of Consumer Protection, Montgomery County. Providing this information is part of OCP's Outreach and Education, one of the agency's three missions.
Rezvani highlights differences in identity theft of financial or medical information. She focuses on phishing scams, or fraudulent overtures seeking to gain access to consumers' accounts. Attendees will learn how they may be at risk and how to protect themselves from these scams and others that involve tax returns and stolen refunds.
OCP's other missions focus on resolving differences between consumers and merchants, and enforcing consumer protection laws. OCP can exact financial penalties and bring criminal charges to bear through the U.S. State's Attorney's office. OCP also regulates commercial parking lots, conducts mediation between businesses and ensures compliance by towing companies, the area of numerous complaints throughout the county.
With more than 20 years legal experience in consumer protection law, Rezvani has authored numerous consumer protection publications and advocated on behalf of individuals and non-profit clients. She has a B.Sc degree from the University of Maryland and a JD law degree from the George Washington University. Rezvani has been a Montgomery County resident since high school.
PCV's Feb. 16 meeting takes place 7-9 p.m. at the Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac.
Potomac Community Village is a non-profit all-volunteer network of friends and neighbors, providing programs and services so members can live vibrant, active and healthy lives, while living in their own homes and neighborhoods. Volunteer services offered include transportation, electronic device assistance, errands, friendly phone calls and visits, and simple home repairs. For more information, to volunteer or get volunteer help, contact 240-221-1370, info@ PotomacCommunityVillage.org or check out www.PotomacCommunityVillage.org or www.Facebook.com/PotomacCommunityVillage.