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  • Identity Fraud Institute

    Our Mission: Learn - Share - Collaborate

    The mission of the Identity Fraud Institute (IFI) is Learn, Share, Collaborate. The IFI accomplishes this through educational opportunities for the community and professionals in Lee and Collier counties. Educational opportunities consist of community lectures, seminars, corporate training, and a speaker’s bureau. The IFI is also aimed at becoming a central repository of identity theft, fraud and data privacy statistic throughout the state of Florida.  IFI supports the mission and vision of Hodges University to be a community source with various services for victims of identity theft. 

    Advisory Council

    The Collier Identity Theft Task Force has been established as the official Advisory Council of the Identity Fraud Institute. Consisting of several businesses and organizations including the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments, the Internal Revenue Service, the AARP, and 20+ other organizations, the mission of the Collier Identity Theft Task Force is to protect local citizens and educate them on identity fraud and theft. Review a full list of the IFI Advisory Council members here.

    Our Director

    Carrie Kerskie is a highly sought-after national speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of identity theft, fraud and data privacy. She is the author of the book, Your Public Identity; Because Nothing is Private Anymore and a contributing writer for Agingcare.com and Naples Daily News. Carrie has been quoted in numerous publications such as Real Simple magazine and TechRepublic.com. She appears regularly on various news programs on NBC-2, ABC-7, Fox 4, NPR and WINK News.

    In 2014 Congressman Diaz-Balart lauded Carrie with a Congressional Record for her work on identity theft. In 2015 Carrie was the driving force behind strengthening Florida’s identity theft laws including making business identity theft a crime in the state. 

    Carrie is the director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University. The mission of the Identity Fraud Institute (IFI) is Learn, Share, Collaborate. The IFI accomplishes this through educational opportunities for the community and professionals in Lee and Collier counties. Educational opportunities consist of community lectures, seminars, corporate training, and a speaker’s bureau. The IFI is also aimed at becoming a central repository of identity theft, fraud and data privacy statistic throughout the state of Florida.  IFI supports the mission and vision of Hodges University to be a community source with various services for victims of identity theft.

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