Senator Brooks to Host ID Theft Seminars

Recognizing that con artists often prey on senior citizens, Senator Michele Brooks is hosting two free seminars in Erie County on April 28 to help older residents avoid falling victim to scams.

Jack Ogden of the state Attorney General’s Office will visit the Corry Senior Center and Union City Senior Center as part of the Senior Crime Prevention University Program to make citizens aware of the scams used by con artists.

“Sadly scams happen every day, hurting our senior citizens.  Awareness is key to protecting our loved ones.  The best way to protect yourself from becoming a victim of these scams is to know the many ways that con artists work to steal your money,” said Senator Brooks. “That’s why these seminars are important.”

The presentation will focus on home improvement rip offs, foreign lottery schemes, telemarketing fraud, sweepstakes scams and other cons used by criminals to steal a lifetime of savings from our senior citizens.  Everyone is invited to attend, including family members of seniors.

The seminars will be offered April 28, 2015 at:

10 a.m. at the Corry Senior Center, 25 S. 1st Avenue, Corry,

11:15 a.m. at the Union City Senior Center, 27 Johnson Street, Union City.

Contact:          Pam Green, 814-734-2783