FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2023
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Council Member Lurvey & Assemblywoman Sillitti to Teach Seniors to Protect Themselves from Scams
North Hempstead, NY – Council Member Veronica Lurvey, Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti, and New York State Attorney General Letitia James' Office are proud to present the "Don't Fall For Fraud" forum, a discussion on protecting seniors from scams. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Great Neck Senior Center at 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck.
The forum will feature TJ Hatter from the New York State Attorney General's office, who will discuss how to recognize and protect yourself from scams, as well as what to do if you find yourself a victim of fraud.
"We want to provide our senior residents with the knowledge and resources they need to keep themselves safe from scams,” said Council Member Veronica Lurvey. "We are proud to partner with Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti and the New York State Attorney General Letitia James' Office to present this informative forum, and we hope residents will join us and be able to learn something new."
“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.”
To RSVP and register for the information session, visit nyassembly.gov/Sillitti or call 516-482-6966.