Monday, October 5, 2015

Workshop set in St. Augustine to help older residents avoid scams

Posted: October 2, 2015 - 11:47pm

A workshop on avoiding financial exploitation is scheduled for older residents and their family members and caregivers, according to a news release from the state’s chief financial officer.

The program is called Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation), Be Scam Smart, and is part of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s On Guard for Seniors initiative, according to the release.

The workshop will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at River House at 179 Marine St. in St. Augustine.

The workshop will help people learn more about scams, including identifying fraudulent behavior, common scams that target older people, fighting identity theft and resources for staying safe.

“Be Scam Smart workshops are open to seniors, their family and caregivers to help inform, empower, and protect Florida’s seniors from financial scams and fraud,” according to the release. “If you want to make sure your savings are protected, register for this workshop and get a better understanding of how scam artists and scams work.”

For more, go to or call 1-877-693-5236.

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Workshop set in St. Augustine to help older residents avoid scams

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good! Anything helps. I hope they are discussing guardianship.