Sheriff’s Office to present March 2 seminar to aid senior citizens in avoiding scams

Event to be conducted at Venice Community Center

On March 2 in Venice, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes and Crime Prevention Units will present an educational seminar to assist senior citizens in avoiding various scams and frauds, the agency has announced.

The presentation will cover diverse topics, including types of scams, how to detect and avoid them, and how and when to report them to law enforcement personnel, a news release explains. “Additionally, the attendees will be made aware of fraudulent contracting issues that have been more prevalent in the wake of Hurricane Ian.”

The event will be conducted at the Venice Community Center on the Island of Venice, the release adds. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. The agenda will include a question-and-answer session, the release notes.

Along with the speakers from the Sheriff’s Office, information will be provided by representatives of the United States Secret Service, the State Attorney’s Office, the banking industry, and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the release points out.

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