Identify Theft

Identity Theft is Real!


January 23rd, 2020  11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Member FDIC

Has your identity already been compromised? As a business owner do you have customers that don’t really exist? Has your child been granted $100,000 in credit without their knowledge?

  • In 2017 there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud
  • The estimated dollar amount stolen is $16.8 billion
  • 30% of U.S. consumers were notified of a security breach involving there personal information.
  • For the first time, in 2017, more Social Security numbers were exposed than credit card numbers.
  • In 2017, $820 million dollars have been stolen due to synthetic identity fraud and is estimated to hit $1.2 billion in 2020.

Whether you are an individual, financial institution, retailer, organizational entity, adult or child, it is important to know how to protect yourself and others from becoming a victim of identity theft.

In partnership with First National Bank of Weatherford, Meridian Technology Center is offering this free event, including lunch, however, you must register to attend.

The final day to register is January 17th, 4pm.


On January 23, Matt Pannell, a former special agent with the United States Treasury and Social Security Administration, will present “Identity Theft is Real” as part of a partnership between Meridian Technology Center and the First National Bank of Weatherford.

With over three decades of experience as a special agent with the United States Treasury and the Social Security Administration, Matt brings a first-hand perspective to fraud, identity theft and financial crimes.  Over the years, Matt has developed specialized expertise in identity and synthetic identity theft, investigating and supporting federal prosecutions across complex networks of individuals involved in these fraud schemes.  Hear the personal stories behind the data and learn how vulnerabilities are being exploited to take advantage of individuals, financial institutions, retailers and others from a special agent with a passion for helping consumers and businesses protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.

Joining Matt is this session is Howard Frankenfield, VP/CIO/ISO for FNB of Weatherford.  Howard will share his expertise in social engineering, phishing, and best practices for keeping your data secure.

The final day to register is January 17th @ 4:00 PM


If you have questions contact Kim Strom at, (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.