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February 13, 2020 – Decorah & Cresco – senior looking at laptopCon artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa.

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Empower yourself to fight and report fraud by attending a seminar. Decorah and Cresco Bank will be hosting three of these 1-hour seminars at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, February 19, at 9:30am and 1:30pm at Decorah Bank and Trust

Wednesday, March 4, 6:00pm at Cresco Bank & Trust

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources.

RSVP logo and Iowa Fraud Fighter logo

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