Protect Loved Ones from Fraud or Identity Theft.

fraud identity theftSUMMIT SAFE SENIORS PROGRAM: “SCAM, FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT”
January 13 • 11:00AM – 12:00pm 
Identity theft can make a huge impact–not just on your personal life–but on your credit! Identity theft targeted on  target senior citizens has been on the rise the last few years. A bill was introduced twice in Congress (in 2013 and 2015) to help protect seniors against identity fraud.

The AARP Foundation recently commissioned a survey that looked at behavioral differences between different ages of identity fraud victims. They found that the over 50 crowd took the bait in 6 out of 10 persuasion that led to identity theft.

Here’s your chance to educate yourself or loved ones. The Summit Police Department and the Summit Department of Community Programs (DCP) will present a city-wide Summit Safe Seniors event for senior citizens, family members, and caregivers to learn about how to protect yourself from scams, fraud, and identity theft. It even includes a lunch! RSVP to DCP @ 908-277-2932 if you plan to attend.

Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit.

 

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."