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CFO Atwater’s Office to Host Free Financial Protection Workshops in Palm Coast


For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2017

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413–2842
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that the Department of Financial Services, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, is hosting free financial safety workshops for seniors, their families and caregivers next week in Palm Coast and Bunnell. Called ‘Be Scam Smart,’ these workshops will teach attendees about how to spot a scam, how scams work and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
These workshops are hosted as part of CFO Atwater’s On Guard for Seniors initiative that was launched in 2012 to educate seniors about financial topics such as annuities, identity theft, reverse mortgages and long-term care insurance. These ‘Be Scam Smart’ workshops will focus on frauds and scams, such as fake lotteries and repair scams, and how these scams work on the psyche to convince seniors to take a chance on something that is too good to be true.

Dates, times and locations include following:

Tuesday, May 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST
Palm Coast City Hall, Intercostal Room A
160 Lake Avenue
Palm Coast, Fla. 32164
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Wednesday, May 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST
Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Training Room
901 E. Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, Fla. 32110
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Registration is requested; walk-ups are also welcome.
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Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services, serves as Florida’s State Fire Marshal, and is a member of the Florida Cabinet. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government; reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses; and providing transparency and accountability in spending.