Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft in a special FREE lecture at the NY Public Library, featuring a consumer fraud expert from the Federal Trade Commission, on Tuesday, March 19th. Nur ul-Haq, from the FTC discusses the different methods ID thieves can employ to steal an identity. Learn practical tips on how to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of an identity thief and what to do if your identity is stolen. The free lecture is 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the SIBL Branch of the NYPL, in the old B. Altman building, on 34th Street and Fifth Ave. There are no reservations, and since seating is on a first come basis, get there in time to get a seat. And bring something to take notes, since what you learn about how to avoid identity theft can save you money as well as heartache.