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Fraud prevention seminar set for seniors


From Illinois Business Journal news services

GRANITE CITY – State Reps. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, and Dan Beiser, D-Alton, are partnering with the Illinois attorney general’s office to help senior citizens protect themselves from scams and deceptive business practices at a seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

“There are simple steps that everyone can take to protect their identity and defend against scam artists,” Hoffman said. “It is unfortunate that senior citizens are frequently targeted for scams, however, this seminar will teach seniors simple steps they can take to defend themselves.”

Hoffman and Beiser will host the seminar at 10 a.m. at the Granite City Town Hall located at 2060A Delmar Ave. Additionally, Senior Services Plus will be providing lunch immediately after the event. Lunch will be free for those over the age of 60, and it will cost $5 for anyone under 60. In order to ensure that lunch is provided for everyone, a RSVP is requested. To RSVP, please call Beiser’s office at (618) 465-5900.

During the event, a representative from the attorney general’s office will share tips on how to protect against scams and con-artists, and discuss consumer rights under new credit card rules, protections against identity theft, the details of reverse mortgages, and ways to avoid debt settlement traps and check-cashing scams.


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