County offers program for seniors on scams

Senior citizens, caregivers and family members are invited to join representatives from several county offices for a free, informational session on avoiding scams and fraud aimed at senior citizens and the elderly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the first floor auditorium of the JTK Administration Building Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

Attendees of “Safe from Scams: Protecting Seniors and their Assets” will learn how to spot common scams including phone, internet, dating and social media schemes. They’ll receive tips on keeping their money secure and learn how to report financial fraud if they suspect they are a victim.

Representatives from the county offices of the recorder, treasurer, state’s attorney, sheriff and information technology will present.

The event will be livestreamed on the county’s YouTube channel ( and will be available to watch on YouTube following the program.