- Published: 21 January 2014
UPDATE 1.24.14 2:45pm This event is canceled due to the frigid forecast for Monday January 27. We will announce a new date ASAP.
CHICAGO – Senator John G. Mulroe (D-10) will be joined by Representative Rob Martwick and Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office for a senior consumer fraud seminar next Monday, January 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL).
The group will present information about common scams and how seniors can protect themselves from consumer and financial fraud and abuse. They will also discuss some of the new laws aimed at protecting citizens from consumer fraud.
Studies have shown that senior citizens are more at risk of being targeted by telemarketing scams than other age groups, and fraudulent telemarketers direct anywhere from 56 to 80 percent of their calls at older Americans. Mulroe hopes this seminar will protect the most at-risk population.
“Anyone can be a victim of consumer fraud, but senior are especially susceptible because they are a prime target for con artists and thieves,” Senator Mulroe said. “This seminar will help seniors better identify the warning signs when someone is trying to deceive them.”
Senior Consumer Fraud Seminar:
Hosted by: Senator Mulroe, Representative Martwick and Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL.)