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Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:00am

Senior scams are on the rise, netting criminals an estimated $2.6 billion a year. While anyone can be a victim of financial abuse, senior citizens are especially vulnerable, being most likely to have retirement accounts and pensions, to be home owners, and to have excellent credit—all attractive to con artists.

Learn to protect yourself against these scams. The Silver Beat is a program created by the Illinois Attorney General to educate seniors about fraud. Learn to recognize and avoid scams such as the grandparents scam and foreign lottery schemes, as well as how to protect yourself against identity theft.

A representative from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will present the program. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Presented as a partnership between the St. Charles Public Library and the St. Charles Police Department.

Registration: Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them