Fraud

Bank Representatives Teach the Basics, Warn Students against Fraud

As part of the Coffee with Entrepreneurs series, CCC students and CECHS students from a career exploration class were introduced to standard banking terms like ledger balance, debit and overdraft as well as budgeting terms such as variable expenses and fixed expenses.

Bank Representatives Teach the Basics, Warn Students against Fraud

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Thu Aug 29, 2019

Bank Representative Teach against Fraud

Clarksdale branch manager of Regions Bank, Michele Fondren, along with fellow Regions representatives Fantasia Thomas and Jamie Vaughn, recently visited the Coahoma Community College campus to prep students on managing their funds properly. As part of the Coffee with Entrepreneurs series, CCC students and CECHS students from a career exploration class were introduced to standard banking terms like ledger balance, debit and overdraft as well as budgeting terms such as variable expenses and fixed expenses.

“We alerted them of the many ways they can be victims of a scam or identity theft,” said Fondren. “We stressed not ever giving out passwords.”

The banking experts emphasized the dangers of writing passwords in places where their private information is visible to others. They talked on protecting sensitive data from dumpster divers, the importance of saving for emergencies and building good credit.

Trina Cox, organizer of the series of sessions and coordinator of Career Services and Placement, recognized that the presentation could help put an end to the widespread tendency to carelessly give sensitive information to strangers over the internet.

“This generation is very tech-savvy, yet we see every day that young people are becoming victims of fraud,” said Cox.

The students learned to budget with worksheets and had the chance to win prizes by answering questions from the lecture.

The next Coffee with Entrepreneurs event, The Pathways to Becoming an Educator in Mississippi, is scheduled for September 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union. A few of the topics to be discussed are licensure requirements and the Praxis test.