Pinellas Sheriff Offers Lessons in Protecting Yourself from Fraud
The Pinellas sheriff is offering anti-fraud forums during International Fraud Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19).
PINELLAS COUNTY – The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Pinellas County Consumer Protection are participating in Fraud Awareness Week to promote anti-fraud awareness and education.
The agencies will host various forums and free shredding events throughout the county to educate residents about common scams and how to avoid them. All are from 9 a.m. to noon:
Monday (Nov. 14): Seminole Gardens Peacock Center, 8324 112th St. N, Seminole
Tuesday (Nov. 15): Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, second floor auditorium, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S, St Petersburg
Wednesday (Nov. 16): Five Towns Community, Magnolia Sun Center, 7950 58th Ave. N, Lealman
Thursday (Nov. 17): On Top of the World, East Activity Center, 2069 World Parkway E, Clearwater
Friday (Nov. 18): Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. N, Palm Harbor
Each forum will offer a free shredding event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. An informational session on fraud awareness presented by Sheriff’s Office begins at 9 a.m., followed by a session on elderly fraud scams presented by Consumer Protection at 10 a.m. A final information session for tips how to protect yourself from fraud begins at 11 a.m. The event will conclude at 1 p.m. with an opportunity for residents to ask questions at noon.
“While prevention and detection is a year-round effort, Fraud Awareness Week shines a spotlight on fraud and spreads additional awareness which is key in combating the fraud threat,” said Doug Templeton, operations manager at Pinellas County Consumer Protection.
For information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during Fraud Awareness Week, go to fraudweek.com. For assistance with a consumer problem or to check the complaint history of a business, contact Pinellas County Office of Consumer Protection at (727) 464-6200 or go to pinellascounty.org.
For information about the Pinellas County sheriff, go to pcsoweb.com.
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