- Office of Economic Empowerment
Media Contact for Applications Now Accepted to Host Scam and Fraud Prevention Workshops Across Massachusetts
Emma Sands, Deputy Communications Director
Boston — The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, in a public-private partnership with People’s United Bank and the Financial Planners Association, is now accepting applications to host workshops for the 2019 Scam and Fraud Prevention program. In its third year, the initiative delivers educational programs to senior citizens across Massachusetts through collaborations with local Councils on Aging and other senior-serving organizations.
“May is Older Americans Month and a reminder that the elderly are the most frequent targets of financial scams and fraud,” said Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. “I am grateful for our continued partnerships and for the opportunity to provide workshops and educate seniors about potential financial exploitation.”
“People’s United Bank is proud to partner with State Treasurer Goldberg’s Office of Economic Empowerment in providing Financial Literacy workshops throughout the Commonwealth to senior citizens,” stated Grace H. Lee, FVP, Director of Government Banking at People’s United Bank. “People’s United Bank’s Preventing Financial Exploitation workshop educates the general public, but especially senior citizens on how to recognize and prevent common types of fraud, scams, and other forms of financial exploitation.”
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information about the Scam and Fraud Prevention workshops or to submit a request, visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/host-a-financial-education-workshop-for-seniors.
On day one, Treasurer Goldberg created OEE to implement a range of economic empowerment initiatives including closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education. For more information visit www.masstreasury.org or follow @EmpowermentMA on Twitter.