Vazquez to host Senior Fraud Prevention Forum

PHILADELPHIA, May 21 – State Rep. Emilio Vazquez, D-Phila., will host a Senior Fraud Prevention Forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at NewCourtland Senior Center, 1940 W. Allegheny Ave., 19132, to discuss innovative strategies to protect seniors from becoming victims of fraudulent schemes.     

"My office has seen a dramatic increase in calls and visits from senior victims of fraud. They are being targeted almost daily. That’s why we created this event, to help seniors develop strategies to protect themselves through education and empowerment,” Vázquez said.

Panelists include representatives from the Office of the Attorney General, the District Attorney, Philly VIP, Community Legal Services, the Senior Law Center, Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania and Grands As Parents.

The event will also feature exhibitors including health-care providers, nonprofit organizations and state and local agencies. Assistance will be available in English and Spanish.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.    

For more information, constituents can call Vazquez’s office at (215) 425-5708.