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At Mall of America, Lt. Governor and Commissioner Rothman to host “Mall Walk Against Fraud”

April 20, 2012


For Immediate Release

BLOOMINGTON, MN – As Financial Literacy Month continues, Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, and the AARP have invited all Minnesota seniors to join them at the Mall of America on Monday, April 23 at 7:00am for a “Mall Walk Against Fraud.”

Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable to fraud and financial abuse. Consumers over the age of 65 control 70 percent of the nation’s wealth, and crooks know it. In fact, each year con artists scam older Americans out of $2.5 billion.

That’s why the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the Minnesota AARP, and the Office of the Lt. Governor are joining forces to raise awareness of fraud targeting older consumers and provide Minnesota seniors the information they need to protect their finances from the threat of financial abuse.

All mall walk participants should dress for a walk around the mall starting at 7:00am. The walk will begin in Sears Court on the first floor outside the entrance to Sears. After the walk, Commissioner Rothman, Lt. Governor Prettner Solon, and the ARRP will discuss common scams that target seniors and steps you can take to protect your finances. Coffee & snacks will be provided.


WHO
Mike Rothman, Commerce Commissioner
Yvonne Prettner Solon, Lieutenant Governor
Michelle Kimball, Executive Director of the AARP
AARP Volunteer Fraud Fighters
Minnesota Senior Citizens
Mall of America Mall Walkers Association

WHAT
Mall Walk Against Fraud

WHEN
Monday, April 23
7:00am

WHERE
Mall of America
Sears Court (1st Floor)