Retired FBI Special Agent and Identity Theft Expert, Jeff Lanza, Available in Chicago for Media Interviews

WHAT: Jeff Lanza, an FBI Special Agent for over 20 years, will be speaking on two separate occasions in Chicago this week to discuss innovations in fraud and identity theft, and how individuals and businesses can defend themselves from the newest, most invasive threats. Jeff’s seminar is sponsored by Republic Bank of Chicago’s Republic University course series.

As the recent NATO summit in Chicago has proven, “electronic pickpocketing” has become a major threat to the personal and financial safety of people and their businesses. To combat these risks, Jeff will be able to address the following:

  • Mobile fraud: Simple tips to avoid RFID and personal information skimming from credit cards and smartphones
  • Internal fraud: How to detect issues early and tips on how to make a workforce an extension of all compliance functions
  • Phishing: Learn how to guard against spear phishing of corporate accounts and information

WHERE: The seminar will be held in two locations on two separate dates:

                                    Hodgkins Banking Center               Lincolnwood Banking Center
                                    Wednesday, May 23                          Thursday, May 24

                                    4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

                                    9440 Joliet Rd.                                    4433 W. Touhy Ave.              
                                    Hodgkins, IL 60525                             Lincolnwood, IL 60712
                                    Contact: (708) 387-2680                     Contact: (847) 675-2800                                

COST: No charge, free and open to the public.

REGISTER: Please visit to register, or call (630) 570-7700.

About Republic Bank of Chicago

Since its founding in 1964, Republic Bank of Chicago has been a respected family owned financial institution with 17 branches in the Chicagoland area. Ranked third in overall performance by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2010, Republic Bank dedicates itself to upholding a quality standard of service by providing creative financial solutions that enhance and inspire customers’ business and personal lifestyle. Small business owners benefit from Republic Bank’s custom business advice and solutions to help maximize profitability and provide for future growth opportunities. For more information, visit or call (630) 570-7700. Republic Bank is Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

For more information, contact:
Murphy Knott Public Relations, Inc.
(312) 867-9177