Stetson Law programs alert elderly Florida consumers to the dangers of fraud

Contact Aaron Reincheld
Communications Specialist

Gulfport, Fla. – Stetson University College of Law’s Elder Consumer Protection Program presents a series of consumer fraud seminars for the elderly this month throughout Florida at the following events:

  • “Identity Theft,” July 6, 10:30 a.m., LaBelle Senior Center Connections Center, LaBelle
  • “Loan Fraud,” July 12, 1 p.m., Sunshine Senior Center, St. Petersburg
  • “Loan Fraud,” July 12, 11:30 a.m., Log Cabin Senior Activity Center, Langford
  • “Home Repair Fraud,” July 13, 11 a.m., Liberty Senior Citizens Center, Bristol CANCELLED
  • “Mail Fraud,” July 14, 10:30 a.m., Taylor County Senior Center, Perry
  • “Income Opportunity Fraud,” July 14, 10:45 a.m., Gulf County Senior Citizens Center, Port St. Joe
  • “Telemarketing Fraud,” July 15, 10:30 a.m., Madison Senior Center, Madison
  • “Loan Fraud,” July 15, 10 a.m., Casselberry Multipurpose Senior Center, Casselberry
  • “Identity Theft,” July 19, 1 p.m., Lake Mary Senior Center, Lake Mary
  • “Identity Theft,” July 20, 12 p.m., Beardall Senior Center, Orlando
  • “Loan Fraud,” July 27, 1 p.m., Gulfport Senior Center, Gulfport
  • “Home Solicitation Fraud,” July 27, 10 a.m., USF, Northwest Education Complex, Tampa
  • “Loan Fraud,” July 28, 1:30 p.m., College of Law, Gulfport

“Elder consumers need to learn more about various scams and how to protect themselves from being victims of a scam,” said Rebecca Morgan, head of the program and Stetson’s Boston Asset Management Faculty Chair in Elder Law. “Good advice to always remember is ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.'”

Funding for the program was provided in part by the U.S. Administration on Aging, and the presentations are part of Stetson’s work under a federal grant to educate the elderly on consumer fraud prevention. Stetson, a national leader in the field of elder law, has partnered with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, AARP and the legal community to increase public awareness of consumer fraud against senior citizens.

For more information, call Stetson’s Consumer Protection Program at 727-562-7800 ext. 7235.