Anti-fraud program set for July 10 in Carthage
Educating constituents on how to spot and avoid scams is the aim of an annual informational program set for July 10 in Carthage held by state Sen. Jill Tracy (D-Quincy).
According to the senator’s Facebook page, the free ID Theft and Fraud Prevention Program will dispense information provided by the Illinois attorney general’s office on how individuals and families can protect themselves from scam artists and consumer fraud such as phone callers posing as police, emails offering you money for your personal information, itinerants offering a great deal on driveway repair and other methods. The event will also include literature to take home.
Topics will include steps to take to avoid identity theft, monitoring your credit report and where and how to file consumer fraud complaints.
Refreshments will be served at the program, which begins at 1:30 p.m. in the dining hall at Hancock Village, 404 S. Adams St.