DECATUR, Ill. – To help local seniors learn ways to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity fraud, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting two senior fraud prevention seminars in the beginning of June.
“There are criminals that create scams specifically to prey on seniors, and new scams are discovered all the time,” said Scherer. “I encourage local seniors to stop by to learn tips on ways to best protect themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft.”
Scherer is partnering with the Illinois Attorney General’s office to host two senior fraud seminars on Monday, June 11. The first seminar will be at 11:00 am at the Decatur-Macon County Senior Center, located at 1430 N. 22nd Street. The next seminar will be at 2:00 pm at Wyndcrest Assisted Living, located at 4817 Oak Hill Road in Rochester. The senior fraud prevention seminars are free and open to the public, and an RSVP is appreciated.
“The impacts of identity fraud can be long lasting and can cause immense financial and emotional distress on an individual and their family,” continued Scherer. “It never hurts to arm yourself with knowledge, so I hope to see you at one of my senior fraud prevention seminars on June 11 to learn easy ways to protect your identity from scammers.”
For more information, or to RSVP, please call Rep. Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or email StateRepSue@gmail.com. Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.