The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers had a remarkable presentation in their May meeting given by Rod Stephens. Stephens lives in Morgan and is a postal inspector for the U.S. Postal service. He is an officer in the law enforcement branch of the postal service. He has jurisdiction in all matters infringing on the integrity of the U.S. mail. His group of inspectors have a long, proud and successful history of fighting criminals who attack our nation’s postal system and those who attempt to misuse it to defraud, endanger or threaten the American public.
Stephens is one of five agents stationed in Utah. He discussed the growing problem of identity theft. This is when a crook steals key pieces of personal identifying information which may include a name, address, date of birth, social security number or mother’s maiden name to gain access to a person’s financial accounts. He has been involved in many cases here locally where good people have lost thousands of dollars. Utah has a higher rate of loss because people here tend to be more trusting. He also discussed those calls or letters that make you a winner in sweepstakes and lotteries, low cost vacations, magazine subscriptions, club memberships and vitamins. If they say you have just won a contest, it is probably fraudulent.
The Sons of Utah Pioneers are pleased to have outstanding speakers to educate and inform its members. Come join us.