PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Olha N.M. Rybakoff
Director, Consumer Protection Unit
Cell Phone: (302) 218-0001
Date: August 19, 2002
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN
"NATIONAL FRAUD AGAINST SENIOR CITIZENS AWARENESS WEEK"
(Wilmington, DE): The week of August 26th to August 30th has been designated as National Fraud Against Senior Citizens Awareness Week in the United States. The campaign is intended to increase the public's awareness of the impact that fraud has on senior citizens and to educate consumers - senior citizens, their families and caregivers - about the signs of fraudulent activities and how to report suspected fraud to the appropriate authorities. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is sponsoring the campaign in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General's office is supporting the effort in Delaware.
Attorney General Brady remarked, "Preventing fraud and prosecuting crimes against seniors has been a priority of mine as Attorney General. I'm pleased to participate in this national awareness initiative. The sessions will provide practical, common sense information and advice to those most frequently targeted by these criminals."
Presentations will be made throughout the state next week by Attorney General Brady and/or members of the Fraud and Consumer Protection Division. The schedule to date is as follows:
Monday, August 26th
10:00 a.m. - Roxana Cheer Center in Frankford
2:00 p.m. - Garden of White Chapel Assisted Living Facility in Newark
Tuesday, August 27th
10:00 a.m. - DeLaWar Senior Center in New Castle
1:30 p.m. - Eden Rock Assisted Living Facility in Ardentown
Wednesday, August 28th
Noon - Modern Maturity Center in Dover
Thursday, August 29th
Mamie Warren Senior Center in Kenton
Check the Department of Justice's "Calendar of Event" on the web at attorneygeneral.delaware.gov for the latest updates on presentation sites.
For information about scheduling a speaker on this topic, please contact Consumer Protection at 800-220-5424.