Free public workshop on latest scams open to local citizens
Press release from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General
(West Harrison, Ind.) - Dearborn County residents – especially senior citizens – are invited to attend a fraud prevention workshop hosted by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office on Oct. 22.
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 identity theft victims.”
The workshop will be held at 11 a.m. at the North Dearborn Branch Library located at 25969 Dole Rd.
The event is sponsored by the North Dearborn Branch Library. Amanda Meyer, outreach services specialist 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.
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.