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Common Scams and Frauds Targeting Seniors
January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Join us on Monday, January 30 at 1:00 at the Baraboo Area Senior Citizen Organization, Room 24 of the Baraboo Civic Center. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will discuss the details of common scams that target seniors, the warning signs of a scam, and what to do if you or someone you know falls victim to a scam or fraud. Helpful factsheets from The Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available. As Wisconsin’s lead agency for consumer protection, the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, provides information and education, mediates complaints, investigates cases, and takes enforcement actions to fight fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers and honest businesses.
About the presenter: Jeff Kersten is the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. As the Agency Liaison, Jeff travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on privacy protection, data security, identity theft, and other areas of consumer protection. Jeff has over 12 years of experience as a police officer and is a prior Consumer Protection Investigator for the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
This event is co-sponsored by the Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library, the Baraboo Area Senior Citizen Organization, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the Baraboo Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department.