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Aging Well Center to Host BE SCAM SMART Workshop

5/8/2013 4:55:10 PM

Contact: (727) 724-3070

Aging Well Center to Host BE SCAM SMART Workshop

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Clearwater Aging Well Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road will host a May 14, 11 a.m. workshop aimed at stopping financial exploitation of older citizens. The workshop is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be offered.

The “Be Scam Smart” workshop is part of the state’s Operation SAFE program, Stop Adult Financial Exploitation, launched by Florida CFO Jeff Atwater’s office and celebrating the month of May as Older Americans Month. The Aging Well Center was honored to be selected as one of a few sites state-wide to host such programs.

The workshop will include discussions of:

• The psychology of a scam

• How to spot fraudulent behavior

• Common scams targeting older adults

• How to fight identity theft

• Resources to keep you safe

Clearwater Police officers who deal with financial crimes and scams will be on hand along with representatives from SHINE, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders.

Pre-registration is suggested. For more information, or to register, please call the Aging Well Center at (727) 724-3070.