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March 14th, 2009
DA to present senior fraud expos

STAFF REPORT

The Hays County Criminal District Attorney’s Office (HCCDA) will put on a series of Senior Fraud Expos on April 2-3.

Presentations will be made by members of the HCCDA staff, the Attorney General’s office, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States Postal Inspector’s office and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Topics will include investment scams, identity theft and Medicare fraud.

“Our goal is to make sure seniors get the information they need to keep from being victimized by a scam artist or an unscrupulous business person,” Hays County Criminal District Attorney Sherri Tibbe said. “We have selected topics that are timely and relative to our residents, especially home repair scams and sweepstakes scams.”

Tibbe continued by saying, “According to the U.S. Postal Inspector, a large number of residents in Hays County have been victims of sweepstakes scams and it is important we help people understand how these scams work.”

The expos will be held at the Hays County Performing Arts Center on April 2, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., the Wimberley Community Center on April 2, from 2-4 p.m. and the Stone Creek Community Center on April 3, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The expos are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

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