Home » News » Stetson Law seminars educate Florida seniors about consumer fraud

Stetson Law seminars educate Florida seniors about consumer fraud


Contact Brandi Palmer
Communications Specialist
727-562-7381

Gulfport, Fla. - Stetson University College of Law’s Elder Consumer Protection Program will present free seminars for seniors throughout Florida about the dangers of consumer fraud at events from August through December.

Elder Consumer Protection Fellows Professor Nick Cox, Erika Dine, and Bronwyn Stanford will speak about how to avoid being victimized by consumer scams at the following events:

Tampa Bay area

  • “Identity Theft and Price Gouging,” Sept. 9, 12 p.m., Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Duffy Center, 10110 N. Central Ave., Tampa
  • “Identity Theft,” Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m., Townshores Condominium Clubhouse, 3210 59th St. S., Gulfport
  • “Impersonation Scams,” Oct. 18, 1 p.m., Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg
  • “Impersonation Scams,” Oct. 25, 2 p.m., The Fountains, 1255 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Petersburg
  • “Identity Theft,” Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m., Eckerd College Continuing Education Center, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg
  • “Impersonation Scams,” Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m., Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport
  • “Home Services Fraud” Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m., Eckerd College Continuing Education Center, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg
  • “Elder Consumer Fraud,” Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m., Stetson College of Law Eleazer Courtroom, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport
  • “Health and Travel Fraud,” Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m., Eckerd College Continuing Education Center, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg
  • “Elder Consumer Fraud,” Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m., Stetson College of Law Eleazer Courtroom, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport


Orlando area

  • “Identity Theft, Health Scams and Travel Fraud,” Aug. 18, 11 a.m. Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, 302 N.W. Ave. F., Casselberry
  • “Elder Consumer Fraud,” Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m., Kissimmee Senior Center, 1099 Shady Ln., Kissimmee

 

Ocala area

  • “Consumer Scams,” Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.,Ocala Senior Center, 830 N.E. Eighth Ave.,Ocala


Jacksonville area

  • “Price Gouging,” Sept. 6, 11 a.m., Jacksonville Beaches Senior Center, 281 19th Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach
  • “Price Gouging,” Sept. 8, 11 a.m., Arlington Senior Center,1078 Rogero Rd., Jacksonville
  • “Identity Theft and Price Gouging,” Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m., Eastside Senior Center, 1367 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach
  • “Price Gouging,” Sept. 15, 11 a.m., Mandarin Senior Center, 3848 Hartley Rd., Jacksonville
  • “Price Gouging,” Sept. 20, 11 a.m., Lane Wiley Senior Center, 6710 Wiley Rd., Jacksonville
  • “Price Gouging,” Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m., Mary Singleton Senior Center, 150 E. 1st St., Jacksonville
  • “Identity Theft and Impersonation Fraud,” Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m., Columbia County Senior Services Center, 480 S. E. Clements Pl., Lake City


Citrus County area

  • “Impersonation Scams and Price Gouging,” Sept. 1, 10 a.m., Annie Johnson Senior Center, 1991 Test Ct., Dunnellon
  • “Impersonation Scams and Price Gouging,” Sept. 1, 11:45 a.m., East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness
  • “Impersonation Scams and Price Gouging,” Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m., West Citrus Community Center, 8940 W. Veteran’s Dr., Homosassa
  • “Impersonation Scams and Price Gouging,” Sept. 13, 10 a.m., Brentwood Retirement Community, 1900 W. Alpha Ct., Quad B., Lecanto
  • “Impersonation Scams and Price Gouging,” Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m., Inverness Community Center, 1082 Paul Ave., Inverness


Tallahassee area

  • “Price Gouging,” Sept. 19, 11 a.m., Gadsen County Senior Center, Quincy,”
  • “Health and Travel Fraud,” Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m., Jefferson County Senior Citizens Center, 1155 N. Jefferson St., Monticello


Jackson County area

  • “Identity Theft, Health Scams and Travel Fraud,” Aug. 22, 10 a.m., Jackson County Senior Activities Center, 5400 Cliff St., Graceville.


St. Augustine area

  • “Consumer Fraud,” Sept. 21, 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., 180 Marine St., St. Augustine


“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.’”


The Elder Consumer Protection Program presents programs throughout the state of Florida about different frauds and scams.

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.