“Senior Scam Jam” rescheduled for June 12

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:10am

Wake Forest Commissioner Greg Harrington will welcome and introduce a distinguished panel of presenters at the “Seniors at Risk: 21st Century Scam Threats, Preventions and Solutions” seminar on Wednesday, June 12. Also known as “Senior Scam Jam,” the event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. This event was previously scheduled for April 30 but rescheduled due to a gas leak in downtown Wake Forest.

This free, public workshop will feature several prominent experts discussing useful ways attendees can protect themselves, clients and loved ones from financial, technological and other types of fraud that typically impacts senior adults.

Featured speakers will include Stephanie Bias, NC Department of Insurance; John Maron, NC Department of the Secretary of State; and Hugh Harris, NC Department of Justice. Among the topics they will discuss are Medicare and healthcare fraud, counterfeit prescription drugs, and pyramid and Ponzi schemes, internet, investment, lottery, and sweepstakes scams and much more.

Senior Scam Jam is free, but pre-registration is required at www.tfsnc.org/events no later than Friday, June 7. Please note: Anyone who registered for the April 30 event, must register again for the June 12 seminar.

Senior Scam Jam is being sponsored by Triangle Family Services in partnership with Bank of America, Resources for Seniors, Wake Forest SING and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. For more information, contact MiKayla Reid at 919-821-0790 ext. 314 or events@tfsnc.org.