Zwicker to Host Fraud Prevention Seminars

Lawmaker Partnering with Division of Consumer Affairs to Protect Seniors

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker will host two fraud prevention seminars in October to educate the public on common scams aimed at senior citizens.

"As our state seeks new ways to crack down on perpetrators who prey on New Jersey's older residents, we also must equip seniors with the tools to recognize and respond to scams appropriately," said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). "These seminars will help ensure that fewer senior citizens are susceptible to identity theft, online misrepresentation and other common categories of fraud."

The lawmaker will partner with the Division of Consumer Affairs to hold events at senior residential facilities within the 16th Legislative District. A Consumer Affairs representative will be available to discuss various types of fraud, including telemarketing fraud and nuisance robocalls, and provide tips on how seniors can protect themselves.

The first seminar will be held on Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Independence Manor Hunterdon, 188 NJ-31, Flemington, NJ 08822. Parties interested in attending should RSVP directly to Independence Manor by calling 908-788-4893.

The second seminar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26 at noon at Foothills Acres, 39 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844. Parties interested in attending should RSVP directly to Foothills Acres by calling 908-369-8711.