Hatcher hosts identity theft protection events for seniors

By on April 2, 2012

YORKVILLE—Fox Valley seniors are invited to learn more about how to protect themselves from scams and identity theft at a pair of events—one in Kendall County and one in Kane County—hosted by state Representative Kay Hatcher.

The Senior Protection Seminars will both be held on Tuesday, April 10:
• 9:30 a.m., Yorkville Senior Center, 908 Game Farm Road in Yorkville.
• 1 pm, Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St. in Elburn.

The seminars will include informative presentations from representatives of the Illinois Attorney General’s office and the Illinois Comptroller’s office on how to safeguard your credit card, social security and other personal and financial information to prevent it from falling into the hands of criminals. Handouts and refreshments will also be provided.

“Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, and many of these thieves specifically target seniors,” Hatcher said. “I hope all area seniors concerned about keeping their personal information and their financial accounts safe will join us on the 10th.”

Seniors wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Hatcher’s office at (630) 553-3223, or e-mail info@kayhatcher.us.