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Next week, on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27,Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s Department of Financial Services will host two free financial-protection workshops in partnership with the City of Delray Beach, the Village of Royal Palm Beach, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. These Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) Be Scam Smart workshops are part of CFO Atwater’s On Guard for Seniors initiative that began in 2012, intended for seniors, their families, and caregivers. The workshops will focus on financial frauds and scams, such as IRS scams or fake lotteries, and work to explain how these scams manipulate seniors to convince them to take a chance on something that is too good to be true.
On Friday, October 21, the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Consumers Services will join Senator Marco Rubio’s Office, Congressman Ron DeSantis and St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver for a post-hurricane recovery assistance event in St. Augustine.
Today, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater joined by family members and fire service personnel from across the state, recognized firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty at the annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony on the grounds of the Florida State Fire College.