Free Senior Citizens Crime Prevention Seminar planned at Jacaranda Library on Sept. 10

Sheriff’s Office to host two-hour event, with representatives from the Secret Service, the IRS, Regions Bank and Sprint

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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will host a Senior Citizen Crime Prevention Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library in Venice, the department has announced.

“As part of the agency’s continued commitment to public education,” a news release says, its Crime Prevention Unit will host a two-hour program, from 1 to 3 p.m., to help senior citizens protect themselves from common types of fraud. With representatives from the U.S. Secret Service, the IRS, Regions Bank and Sprint, topics of discussion will include how to identify fraud and avoid scams, how to properly file a tax return and file for Social Security, how to protect bank accounts, and how to prevent robo-calls and block callers, the release notes.

The Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library is located at 4131 Woodmere Park Blvd. in Venice. The seminar, which is free, is limited to 80 registrants.

To RSVP, email or call 861-4084.

Light refreshments will be served, the release says.