During April the Office of Consumer Protection from Montgomery County hosts five free seminars to discuss common fraudulent activities, scams and other types of financial exploitation targeting seniors.
Three of the seminars will be open to all County residents, two will be for residents in specific senior-living communities.
Besides scamming precautions, the seminars will also offer advice on how critical it is to plan ahead for financial wellbeing and the possibility of diminished financial capacity.
The schedule of the seminars:
- Leisure World. Tuesday, April 5. 2-3 p.m. In person for residents only.
- Rockville Senior Center. 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. Friday, April 8. 10-11 a.m. Virtual only. Register here.
- Holiday Park Senior Center. 3950 Ferrara Drive, Silver Spring. Monday, April 25. 1-2 p.m. In person and open to the public.
- Riderwood Senior Living. Thursday, April 28. 3-4 p.m. In person for residents and their families only.
- Asbury Methodist Village. 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Friday, April 29. Noon-1 p.m. In person and open to the public. Capacity limited to 250 people.
The seminar at the Rockville Senior Center on Friday, April 8, will be streamed. It will not be an in-person event. Advance registration is required to participate online.
Learn more about the “Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults (CASVA) unit of the State’s Attorney’s Office at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/SAO/units/specialprosecution.html