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ILLINOIS STATE SENATE DISTRICT 56: Crowe’s event educated seniors on fraud and identity theft prevention

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By Press release submission | Jul 17, 2019

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Illinois State Senate District 56 issued the following announcement on July 12.

As technology evolves and scammers find new ways to target the older population, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) reminded people of the many ways in which they should protect themselves during the seminar for seniors she hosted Wednesday.

“Scammers are getting more and more creative over the phone and internet, and are targeting elders’ wallets,” Crowe said. “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t trying my best to provide seniors with the skills to fight back.”

The event was free and open to the public at the Caseyville Public Library on Wednesday. The Attorney General’s Office and State Rep. Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville) co-hosted the event with Crowe.

In addition to this event, Crowe championed a measure in the Senate to create the Elder Abuse Task Force, which passed unanimously out of both chambers. The list of members is being finalized, but Crowe plans to fill a spot to study and report recommendations on senior mistreatment and protective services and laws.

For more upcoming events, like “State Senator Rachelle Crowe” on Facebook, visit SenatorCrowe.com or call her district office (618)251-9840.

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