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Are You Worried About Fraud?

SvsCAccording to a 2011 Assessment of the Needs of Elder Floridians,

“A majority of survey respondents (87%) expressed a considerable degree of concern about being a victim of consumer fraud or swindle. Despite high levels of concern for this issue, over one-half of elders surveyed (54%) were not familiar with programs to educate and protect them from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.”

Did you know that if you suspect fraud or have experienced fraud, 2-1-1 can connect you to your local, regional and national resources who can help you? (more…)


Don’t become a victim of identity theft

Heritage Bank of the South is sponsoring a Shred-A-Thon!

Cost:  FREE
What: Anyone is welcome to bring their documents they no longer need to retain
WhenFriday, April 19 11 AM – 2 PM
Where1409 East Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL
Why: “Last year, 12 million Americans become victims of identity theft, the most prevalent, fastest growing crime in the nation. The reason— personal information is easy to obtain and identity thieves are difficult to catch. Fortunately, you can prevent identity theft by shredding your personal documents.”

Click here for additional locations, dates and information.

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