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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Darci Van Peenen (630) 407-5904

Monday, August 15, 2022

DuPage County Hosts “Safe from Scams: Protecting Seniors and Their Assets”

Senior citizens, caregivers, and family members are invited to join the DuPage County Recorder, representatives from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Treasurer Gwen Henry for a free informational session on avoiding scams and fraud aimed at senior citizens and the elderly. Attendees will learn how to spot common scams including phone, internet, dating and social media schemes. They’ll receive tips on keeping their money secure and learn how to report financial fraud if they suspect they are a victim. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2 in the first floor Auditorium of the JTK Administration Building, 421. N County Farm Road, Wheaton.  Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes as they learn about programs designed to protect themselves, their money, homes and other assets. The event will be livestreamed on the County’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC45ol-gzYfebGvZ3OLhzClA) and will be available to watch on YouTube following the program.

WHO: DuPage County Recorder Kathleen Carrier, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Bob Toerpe, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Assistant State’s Attorney Diane Michalak, DuPage County Treasurer Gwen Henry, DuPage County staff and local experts 

WHAT: “Safe from Scams: Protecting Seniors and Their Assets” Program for Seniors

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2

WHERE: JTK Administration Building Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton