For Immediate Release: Nov. 2, 2009
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Free Senior Forum Explores Identity Theft Protection and Scams
HENDERSON, Nev.—The City of Henderson Senior Citizens Advisory Commission is hosting a free educational forum on identity theft protection and senior scams 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Participation is free. The forum will be presented by officers from the Henderson Police Department.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, seniors are often targeted by identity thieves and scam artists because they may own their own homes and have excellent credit, are generally more trusting, and may be less likely to report a fraud. Various types of frauds and scams can include identity theft, telemarketing fraud, Internet fraud, reverse mortgage scams, pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes, credit card fraud, and counterfeit prescription drugs.
The Henderson Senior Citizens Advisory Commission is comprised of appointed citizen volunteers who make recommendations to the City Council on issues of interest to senior citizens and others. The commission hosts a free educational forum every other month.
For additional information, call 267-4021 or visit cityofhenderson.com.