Learn how to protect your savings from scams and fraud
Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa.
Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”
The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.
Empower yourself to fight and report fraud by attending an upcoming seminar:
Fraud Fighters Seminars scheduled to date:
Monday, January 27, 6:00–7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson
Monday, February 3, 9:30–10:30 am at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah
Wednesday, February 19, 9:30-10:30 am and 1:30-2:30 pm at Decorah Bank and Trust, Decorah
Thursday, February 27, 11:00 -11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah
Thursday, February 27, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah
Wednesday, March 4, 6:00-7:00 pm at Cresco Bank & Trust, Cresco
Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah
Monday, March 23, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco
Thursday, April 30, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon
Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.
If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.