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Eighth annual financial exploitation awareness expo held on Wednesday

Posted: 10:40 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-17 11:02:32-04

The Silver Advocate Partners, Adult Protective Services along with several community partners, will be hosting a free half-day information session today on the topic of protecting yourself from becoming a victim of financial exploitation.

The eighth Annual Financial Exploitation Awareness Expo titled: “Protecting Yourself” will consist of a series of presentations from community experts on topics such as: protecting yourself from scams and deals, Medicare fraud and property & personal protection.

The event is being held at the Joe Garza Recreation Center at 3204 Highland Ave. next to the Zavala Senior Center from 8:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

Program Schedule

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and introductions

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.  “Protecting Yourself Against Scams & Bad Deals”

Michelle Coward, director of risk management

Navy Army Community Credit Union

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. “Medicare Fraud & More”

Letty Ochoa, lead benefits counselor

Area Agency on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Center

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.  “Property & Personal Protection”

DPO Aaron Stewart, Crime Prevention Unit

Corpus Christi Police Department

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Closing Remarks

Gustavo Salinas, community engagement specialist

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Adult Protective Services Division

 

Resources for Seniors

Report Abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly and disabled to Adult Protective Services:

1-800-252-5400 or  www.txabusehotline.org

Area Agency on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center

1-800-817-5743 or 361-883-3935

2-1-1 Texas: United Way Resource Information

Line (Dial 2-1-1)

Better Business Bureau: Corpus Christi Office

361-852-4949 or  www.bbb.org

Legal Hotline for Texans: 1-800-622-2520

City of Corpus Christi Senior Community Services: 361-826-3150

Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-800-621-0508 or  www.oag.state.tx.us

To report suspicious telemarketing calls, mail solicitations or ads and to check a worker’s or company’s references

Federal Trade Commission: 1-877-382-4357,   www.ftc.gov

To learn more about debt collection and other credit-related issues,  File a complaint, ID Theft, or get free information on consumer issues

Dispute Resolution Services: 361-888-0650. Assistance in resolving disputes such as consumer/merchant, landlord/tenant, neighbor/neighborhood issues.