Thank heaven, child abuse has countless organization and individuals fighting to end the terror in young lives. But at the other end of the spectrum are the abuses and crimes committed against seniors. On fixed incomes and wary of all types of “con jobs,” they don’t know where to turn or whom to trust. More and more don’t even have family to rely on.
That’s where Elder Financial Safety Center steps in. As a result of The Senior Source, the Dallas County Probate Court and the Dallas Attorney Office, the Center will hold a free symposium on Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at Lovers Lance United Methodist Church.
The subject will be “Financial Frauds and Scams: The Crime of the 21st Century.”
Addressing the subject will be Dallas Morning News’ Dave “The Watchdog” Lieber and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Tami Lucero.
According to Elder Financial Safety Center Director Julie Krawczyk, ““Financial exploitation, frauds and scams inflict devastating consequences on their victims and are a pressing concern for older adults and their families in our community. This symposium brings together a wide range of experts in one place to provide resources and tools and to answer questions. Attendees will also learn how to access the prevention, protection and prosecution services of the Center from representatives of each collaborating partner.”
Since some seniors may not admit their own vulnerability, their children and caretakers just might want to sign up for the seminar.
RSVP’s can be made by calling 214.823.5700, but the deadline is Tuesday, August 18. Start dialing.