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October 2, 2012
Location: Fort Wayne Parks and Rec Community Center at 233 W. Main Street in Fort Wayne
Allen County residents – especially senior citizens – are invited to attend a fraud prevention workshop hosted by Indiana State Senator David C. Long (R-Fort Wayne) and the Indiana Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday.
The public will have an opportunity to learn about the latest scams and how to protect themselves from becoming a victim. Interested individuals do not have to register and there is no charge to attend.
“One of the most important duties our office performs is visiting Hoosiers to discuss various scams and prevention methods,” Zoeller said. “Through free workshops we hope to let consumers know the Attorney General’s Office is here to help whether it’s cracking down on illegitimate businesses or helping victims recover from identity theft.”
The event is sponsored by the Community Center in Fort Wayne. Michelle Mayer, director of outreach services with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, will also share information about techniques fraudsters use to convince victims to send them money and how to protect against identity theft.
The workshop will be held at 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 2 at the Community Center located at 233 W. Main St. Mayer will conduct a second workshop from noon to 1 p.m.
Other workshop topics will include the importance of protecting personal and financial information, how to check your credit report and place a freeze on your credit if fraudulent activity is suspected. For those unable to attend, information on the latest scams and complaint forms are available at www.indianaconsumer.com
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