Walorski, Attorney General’s office host fraud prevention workshop

KNOX — Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office will host a fraud prevention workshop Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Community Services of Starke County in Knox.
Presentations will be given on the latest scams and how seniors can protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft. Participants do not have to register and there is no charge to attend.
The workshop will be held at 1 p.m. at the Community Services of Starke County located at 311 East Culver Road, Knox.
“I look forward to partnering with the Attorney General’s office to raise awareness for senior citizens and Hoosier families about fraud and identity theft protection,” said Congresswoman Walorski. “These workshops provide an educational opportunity to highlight various types of fraud that continue to target innocent citizens in an effort to increase public safety in our communities.”
Scam, fraud awareness is a priority of the attorney general.
“One of the most important duties our office performs is visiting Hoosiers to discuss various scams and prevention methods,” Zoeller said. “Through free workshops we hope to let consumers know the Attorney General’s Office is here to help whether it’s cracking down on illegitimate businesses or helping identity theft victims. I appreciate the efforts of Congresswoman Walorski to help strengthen our public awareness efforts.”
The event is cosponsored by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. Linda Gurgel, Outreach Services Specialist at the Office of the Attorney General, will share information on the importance of seniors protecting personal and financial information from telemarketing and mail fraud. For those unable to attend, information on the latest scams and consumer complaint forms are available at www.IndianaConsumer.com.