Jack Bozard attended the class and talked about how he was victim of fraud.
By: Tripp Girardeau
Almost 100 people packed the West Columbia Courtroom Wednesday night to learn how to protect themselves from financial scams and identity theft.
Some where curious people, while others were actual victims of fraud.
"The rise in identity theft, the rise in forgeries and fraud. We're seeing more and more people become victims, especially our senior citizens" said West Columbia Police Detective Mike Cubelli, who teaches the class.
Jack Bozard attended the meeting and talked about how he had fallen victim to a scam in which he paid $16,000 for a car that he never got.
The main goal of the class was to teach people what to do and what not to do during the holiday shopping season in order to keep themselves safe from fraud.