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Jimmy Patronis Calls on Floridians to Be Wary of Fraud Schemes

In recognition of International Fraud Awareness Week, this week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis encouraged Floridians to learn more about the latest fraud schemes and is sharing tips so you can better...

Jimmy Patronis Launches ‘Be Scam Smart’ Consumer Protection Initiative for Seniors During Pandemic

To empower Florida’s seniors, the presentations from Patronis’ Operation S.A.F.E. “Be Scam Smart” workshops, which cover topics such as scams, identity theft, annuities and reverse mortgages, are now available online and on demand. Floridians can view the first two videos at www.myfloridacfo.com/safe, with the final four videos available by the end of March. In addition, each year, seniors in the United States lose nearly $3 billion in scams.

Jimmy Patronis Warns Floridians About Scams During International Fraud Awareness Week

The CFO also encouraged consumers to track and report the latest fraud and scam tactics in their communities by using the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker. In partnership with Patronis' "Fraud Free Florida" initiative, the BBB’s online Scam Tracker tool includes an interactive map to help keep Floridians informed of local fraud trends and emerging scams in their area.
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