Fight Internet Bad Guys and Win Workshops at MLS Libraries

 

It’s getting easier than ever to steal in broad daylight.  It’s especially easy when all the thief has to do is sit at a computer and tap at the keyboard.

The Metropolitan Library System and FOLIO (Friends of the Libraries in Oklahoma) are presenting workshops in February and March designed to show everyone how to “Fight the Internet Bay Guys and Win.”  The sessions will be conducted at six MLS library locations spread around Oklahoma County.

“The statistics on Internet crime are pretty alarming,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services Dana Morrow.  “Hundreds of thousands of Internet rip-offs are reported every year, and unfortunately these scams are not all as easy to spot as those phony emails from Nigeria claiming that the writer needs help getting his money out of his country.  Of course, what he really wants to do is get your money into his bank account.

“The criminals are out there, working to steal your stuff, or to use your computer behind your back to steal other people’s stuff.  In this free workshop, computer security expert Dave Moore will expose their schemes and teach you how to fight back.”

Find out about the most common Internet crimes, then spread the word.  

“Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win” will be presented:

  1. Monday, February 27 – Choctaw Library, 2525 Muzzy Street
  2. Monday, March 5 – Del City Library, 4509 S.E 15th Street
  3. Monday, March 12 – Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard
  4. Monday, March 19 – Southern Oaks Library, 2914 S.W. 59th Street (temporary location)
  5. Monday, March 26 – Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller

All workshops begin at 6:30p.m.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, ww.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.