By Maureen Wendt, President/CEO
The Dale Association, Inc.
March 1, 2023
March 5th – March 11th is National Consumer Protection Week. National Consumer Protection Week is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams.
In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, the public is invited to an educational presentation, “Protect Yourself and Others from Scams” on Thursday, March 9th at 4:30pm at Lockport Central School’s Family Empowerment Center, 1st floor Cornerstone Ice Arena, 1 Grigg Lewis Way, Lockport. The presentation is being conducted by The Center for Elder Law & Justice.
Over the past several years, I have used this column numerous times as a community resource to talk about the latest scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam. It is estimated individuals are robbed of roughly $3 billion (yes, billion with a “B”) a year in financial scams, healthcare scams, and identity theft. Scams are being perpetrated every day. And, scammers are getting slicker and more daring in ways that can easily catch you off guard- making you easy prey for newer scams.
The topics that will be covered include:
Data on scams and identity theft
Common scams and how to recognize and avoid scams
Tips to protect yourself from identity theft
What to do if you are scammed or have your identity stolen
How you can protect yourself and others from being scammed
To register, visit tinyurl.com/scam-presentation. The Center for Elder Law and Justice is a non-profit law firm that serves older and disabled adults located in Western New York.
The Dale Association is a unique not for profit organization who has been responding to needs of adults in our Niagara community for 70 years, and whose mission is to provide comprehensive services and coordinate connections for adults in Niagara and neighboring counties which enhance their health and wellness and empower them to build bridges into their communities. This important mission is the focal point of each program – including our Senior Services, Mental Health Services, and Caregiver Support Services. For more information about The Dale Association, please visit www.daleassociation.com, call (716)433-1886, or stop in at 33 Ontario Street, Lockport for a tour.