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08/01/2019

August 2019 Consumer Financial Protection Events Announced

Harrisburg, PA - Education and outreach staff from the Department of Banking and Securities will be meeting with groups of senior citizens, veterans, service providers, and the public throughout the month of August to promote financial capability as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative.  

For General Audience

  • Abington Township Pre-Night Out 2019 at the Abington Center at Old York and London Roads in Abington (Montgomery County) on August 5 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. 

“Avoiding Scams and ID Theft” helps consumers protect against financial scams and explains how scam victims can get help. It will be offered at the following locations:

  • Philadelphia Senior Center at 509 South Broad Street in Philadelphia (Philadelphia County) on August 8 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

 “Investment Fraud”

  • Greene County CareerLink at 200 Greene Plaza in Waynesburg (Greene County) on August 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Mon Valley CareerLink at 570 Galiffa Drive in Donora (Washington County) on August 21 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Avoiding Scam and ID Theft” and “Fraud BINGO”

  • Butler County CareerLink at 112 Hollywood Drive, Suite 203 in Butler (Butler County) on August 29 from 11:00 AM to 12:00PM and 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, respectively.

For Senior Citizens

“Fraud BINGO” will be offered at the following locations:

  • Plains Active Adult Center at 50 Second Street in Plains (Luzerne County) on August 1 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Edwardsville Active Adult Center at 57 Russell Street in Edwardsville (Luzerne County) on August 5 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • McSherrystown Senior Center at 201 S. 3rd Street in McSherrystown (Adams County) on August 9 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Crispus Attucks Senior Center at 605 South Duke Street in York (York County) on August 13 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Dallas Active Adult Center at 1100 Twin Stacks Drive in Dallas (Luzerne County) on August 14 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center at 5 East Market Street in Wilkes-Barre (Luzerne County) on August 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

  • Linda Kohut/Pittston Active Adult Center at 441 N Main Street in Pittston (Luzerne County) on August 15 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Northern Blair Senior Center at 505 3rd Street in Tyrone (Blair County) on August 22 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

For Service Providers and Organizations

“Senior$afe” trains financial professional about detecting and preventing elder financial abuse.

  • Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh (Allegheny County) on August 7 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Event open to employees).

Legislative Expos

Outreach staff will be available at the following legislative expos:

  • Rep. Martin Causer’s Senior Expo at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center, at 300 Campus Drive in Bradford (Bradford County) on August 2 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

  • Rep. Donna Oberlander’s Nifty Sixty Plus Baby Boomer Expo at the Clarion Mall at 22631 Route 68 in Clarion (Clarion County) on August 2 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Rep. Clint Owlett’s Senior Expo at the Wellsboro Area High School at 225 Nichols Street in Wellsboro (Tioga County) on August 2 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

  • Rep. David Milard’s Senior Expo at the Espy Firehall at Tenny and 3rd Street in Bloomsburg (Columbia County) on August 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

  • Senator Joe Pittman, Rep. Jeff Pyle and Rep. Oberlander’s Senior Expo at the Kittaning Township Volunteer Fire Department at 13126 State Route 422 in Kittaning (Armstrong County) on August 28 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Rep. Steve McCarter’s Senior Expo at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park (Montgomery County) on August 29 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

For Military and Veterans

The Veterans Expo and Job Fair will include information from outreach staff at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg at 1150 Camp Hill Bypass in Camp Hill (Cumberland County) on August 27 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The department’s Investor Education and Consumer Outreach staff works with state and local government agencies, service providers, community and trade organizations, the General Assembly, the military community, schools, and other partners to help Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth become well-informed about the financial marketplace. There are a variety of free, non-commercial programs and presentations available, or a program can be tailored to a specific group’s needs.

The department’s Calendar of Events can be found online here. Consumers and community groups can call 1.800.PA.BANKS or email informed@pa.gov for more information. To learn more about the Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, search #GovWolfCFPI on Twitter. 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Dulcey Antonucci - 717.214.6036, DoBSComm@PA.gov

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