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Paula T. Dow,
Attorney General

Division of Consumer Affairs
Thomas R. Calcagni, Acting Director

 

 

For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2011

For Further Information Contact:
Jeff Lamm, 973-504-6327
Neal Buccino, 973-504-6327

MEDIA ALERT

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Offers Fraud Awareness Program for Little Falls-Area Seniors;
"FedUp" Helps Seniors Protect Their Rights,
Protect Themselves Against Fraud

LITTLE FALLS "The State Division of Consumer Affairs on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 will hold a two-hour presentation on fraud awareness and protection for senior citizens at the Little Falls Civic Center. Area senior citizens are invited to attend.

The State Division of Consumer Affairs developed "FedUp: The Senior Fraud Education and Protection Program" to empower senior citizens and help them protect themselves against scams including home improvement fraud, telemarketing and mail fraud, and investment fraud. The first 100 seniors who participate will receive booklets with important information on how to detect and avoid these and other scams.

"FedUp helps seniors empower themselves against those who seek to victimize them, devalue their standard of living, and swindle them out of hard-earned money. The Division of Consumer Affairs is here to help seniors fight back. With basic awareness, detailed information, and easy-to-follow tips, we are helping New Jersey"s seniors become smart, self-protected consumers," Thomas R. Calcagni, Acting Director of the State Division of Consumer Affairs, said.

The speakers at the February 22nd FedUp seminar will include:

  • Thomas Calcagni, Acting Director, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
  • Michael DeFrancisci, Mayor of Little Falls
  • Margaret "Peggy" Anastos, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
  • John Dmuchowski, Little Falls Chief of Police
  • James A. Minnella, Little Falls Police Sergeant

The event will include a 25-minute video presentation and extensive time for seniors in the audience to ask questions and discuss what they learned.

WHEN:   February 22, 2011
10 a.m. " 12 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE:   Little Falls Civic Center
19 Warren Street
Little Falls, NJ 07424
WHAT:   "FedUp: Senior Fraud Education and Protection Program" presentation by the State Division of Consumer Affairs

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Members of the public may call the Township of Little Falls Municipal Building at 973-256-0170.

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