Searchlight Forum September 11, 2017

Avoiding Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft
A presentation featuring William J. Hodor, Staff Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, Midwest Region

In a day when those trying to deceive and steal from seniors are getting increasingly bolder and more clever, information is our best defense against their scams and fraud. For that reason, our September SearchLight Forum welcomes Bill Hodor, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Midwest Office.

Over his seventeen years as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, Bill has litigated cases involving telemarketing, email spam, advance-fee credit cards, employment opportunities, cross-border fraud, phantom debt collection, and other scams targeting seniors. He has also spearheaded multiple federal and state law enforcement sweeps targeting credit repair scams. 

In his important and timely presentation, Bill will help us identify and avoid the various kinds of fraud and scams that target older adults, whether they arrive through our phones, our email, our mailbox—or even at our own front doors. He will also provide informative printed materials for us to take home. 

This would be a great opportunity to invite a friend! There is no charge for SearchLight Forum or the luncheon that follows, but if you would like to join us for lunch, we need to know you are coming. Sign up yourself and your guests online, or call the Welcome Desk, 630.260.1600 and speak to Annabel or Joan. Please note: Registration deadline for the luncheon is 5:00 pm on Friday, September 8. Late registrants and walk-ins are welcome for the presentation, but a noon meal cannot be guaranteed after this deadline. Donations for lunch are welcome, but not required.

Event Details

Day: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Contact: John White


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