Assemblywoman Gina L. Sillitti (D-Port Washington) announced that she will be hosting two informational sessions on elder fraud prevention, in conjunction with New York State Attorney General Leticia James’ Office, to help educate Long Island seniors and their loved ones about ways to identify scams.
“Most New Yorkers are familiar with the wide variety of scam calls and unsolicited emails that fill our inboxes, and sadly, our seniors are a frequent target of these despicable criminal enterprises,” said Sillitti. “Older adults lose billions of dollars to scammers each year and we must do our utmost to stop this criminal behavior. These information sessions will provide valuable information and resources for local seniors and help all of us keep our hard-earned money where it belongs – in our pockets.”
The “Don’t Fall for Fraud: Helping our Seniors Spot the Scam” events will be held on May 25, at Clinton G. Martin Park, and on Wednesday, June 14, at the Great Neck Senior Center. The latter informational session is being held in partnership with North Hempstead Councilwoman Veronica Levy. Attendees will learn how to protect their personal and financial information and what to do if they are a victim of fraud. Anyone interested in attending an informational session should RSVP by visiting https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6GgougADk0aQU6zRi5s3K9yZK1LWmDjvci0NPNwgZZrIxaQ/viewform or contacting Sillitti’s office at 516-482-6966.