TDCI to Participate in Senior Scam Prevention Panel in Murfreesboro July 7

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | 10:26am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs and other consumer protection experts will take part in a scam and identity theft panel at the St. Clair Senior Center in Murfreesboro on Friday, July 7, 2017.  This free event will provide residents with ways to keep their personal information from falling into the hands of scammers and identity thieves.

“Seniors are more likely to live alone and have a nest egg, making them a common target for con artists,” said TDCI Consumer Protection Director Cynthia Wiel. “We look forward to this opportunity in Murfreesboro to inform and empower older Tennesseans to ask questions and make valuable decisions to protect themselves against scammers.”

TDCI staff will discuss different scams that are affecting senior adults in Tennessee and share tips on how to avoid becoming a victim. Rep. Tim Rudd (R-Murfreesboro) will also be in attendance to lend support for this important educational event.

Who:
TDCI Division of Consumer Affairs, Ascend Credit Union, Murfreesboro Police Department, Volunteer State Bank
 
What:
Senior scam and identity theft prevention panel highlighting ways to avoid current scams and identity theft. Educational materials will be provided.
 
When:
Friday, July 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CDT
 
Where:
St. Clair Senior Center, 325 Saint Clair Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

For more consumer protection information, visit the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs at www.tn.gov/consumer.

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