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Lions induct new members, hear about cyber safety

By Staff | Apr 23, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED From left, Jeff MacDonald, new members Joe and Nancy, Cahaly, Steve Schulz, and Bill Sartoris.

At its last meeting prior to the sheltering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club inducted two new members, retired dentists Joe and Nancy Cahaly. Hailing from New York and spending the winters on Sanibel, they look forward to working with the club to provide service to the community, particularly with the free vision, hearing, diabetes, and blood pressure screenings.

Also at the meeting, the Lions heard from Lt. Grace Towler, with the Sanibel Police Department. Her focus at the department is on identity theft. Towler presented a list of 12 ways to minimize one’s security risk that focused on preventing one’s name and other personal information from being stolen.

They include: put passwords on credit card, bank and phone accounts; do not give out any personal information unless you initiated the contact; keep items with personal information in a safe place; do not carry your social security card with you; and order a copy of your credit reports from the three major agencies once a year.

The steps to take if you suspect your information had been taken to commit a crime are contact the three credit agencies and request that a “fraud alert” be placed on your account; contact the creditors of any accounts that may have been compromised; and file a report with the local law enforcement.

Towler handed out a brochure from the SPD that outlines the issues and steps that should be taken, including phone numbers to contact. The brochure is available online at www.mysanibel.com.

For more information about the club, contact Membership Chair Steven Schulz at P.O. Box 391, Sanibel, FL 33957 or at 239-233-6261, or visit online at www.sanibelcaptivalionsclub.org.