Douglas County- The first annual Fraud Prevention and Safety Summit was held at the Lone Tree Arts Center on May 8th. The event was put together by a group of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, along with private organizations and businesses.
The Safety Summit was a one-day no cost event that empowers seniors with tools and information to avoid fraud before it happens. Attendees received information on the following topics and more:
• Learning how to protect yourself and safeguard personal information.
• Identifying resources available in the community.
• Identifying consumer scams, ID Theft, Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud.
• Numerous area agency exhibitors were also available at the event.
• Crime prevention information as well as information about what to do if you have become a victim was also part of the event.
Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver said “It’s important for seniors to be vigilant to fraud and it’s important that they report any suspicious behavior. Especially when they receive a call and the person on the other line wants to ‘verify’ their personal information. People should report suspicious activity like that and let us check it out for them.”
If you would like more information about the Safety Summit or general information on how to protect yourself from scams, please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Community Resource Unit at 303-660-7544.