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Posted on: September 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Avoiding Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft

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Monday, October 14 at 6:30pm in the Library Reading Room

Marin Financial Abuse Specialist Team (F.A.S.T.) will enlighten and educate on how to protect older adults against common financial scams. A 2017 study asserts that financial elder abuse costs $36.5 billion annually. In Marin County alone, financial abuse cases make up 32% of all referrals to Adult Protective Service. Nationwide it's estimated that only 1 in 10 cases is reported. Roberta Robinson and Valerie Lels, members of the Marin County F.A.S.T., will discuss the major scams and tips for helping yourself and loved ones.

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