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CFO Patronis’ Office to Host Financial Protection Workshop for Seniors in Havana


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For Planning Purposes:
October 2, 2017

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413–2842
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that the Department of Financial Services, in partnership with local officials, is hosting a free financial safety workshop for seniors, their families and caregivers this week in Havana, Florida. This ‘Be Scam Smart’ workshop will teach attendees about how to spot a scam, how scams work and steps they can take to protect themselves.
Thursday, October 5 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Havana Public Library Community Room
203 E 5th Avenue
Havana, Florida 32333
To register, click HERE
Registration is requested; walk-ups are also welcome.
Public workshops are hosted as part of the Department’s On Guard for Seniors initiative launched in 2012 to educate seniors about financial topics, such as annuities, identity theft, reverse mortgages and long-term care insurance. The initiative also hones in on scams known to target seniors, such as fake lotteries and repair scams, and how criminals work on the psyche to convince seniors to take a chance on something that is too good to be true.