CHICAGO – State Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, will help connect residents with helpful consumer fraud-prevention resources by hosting the Illinois attorney general’s office for mobile office hours at her constituent service office from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29.
“Older residents in particular are often targeted by scam artists and may be unaware of how to file a complaint to bring their scammer to justice,” said Hurley. “We will have free resources available to not only help prevent consumers from falling victim to scams, but also how to appropriately report it to the attorney general’s office.”
From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, Hurley will host a representative from the attorney general’s office at her constituent service office, located at 10400 S. Western Ave. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn about a variety of topics, including:
- Protecting yourself from consumer fraud, including telecommunications scams and identity theft
- Submitting a consumer or health care complaint
- Tips on charitable giving
- Free resources about student loan repayment options.
“In addition to fraud protection, the attorney general’s office provides services to assist student loan borrowers and survivors of sexual assault and other violent crimes,” said Hurley. “I would encourage anyone looking for help rebuilding their life after experiencing financial misconduct or crime to stop by my office next Monday.”