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Lieutenant Governor, Commerce Commissioner and Duluth Seniors team up to prevent fraud

April 24, 2013


For Immediate Release:

DULUTH, MN — As part of Financial Literacy Month, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon will convene a Senior Fraud Prevention Event in Duluth.  

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 is why the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and Duluth-area nonprofits are joining forces to combat fraud targeting older consumers by providing the tools to raise awareness and protect their finances. 

WHO: 

Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman 

WHAT:

Senior Fraud Prevention Forum (.pdf) – Learn how to defend yourself and your family from financial schemes and pitfalls that target senior citizens 

WHERE: 

Ecumen Lakeshore – Chapel
4002 London Road
Duluth, MN

WHEN: 

Thursday, April 25, 2013
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm