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01/31/2020

February 2020 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 February to promote financial capability as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative

For General Audience

Avoiding Scams and ID Theft – A program that looks at ways identities are stolen or compromised, and ways to protect yourself. Will be offered at the following locations:

  • Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, 1171 S Cameron Street in Harrisburg (Dauphin County) on Feb. 11 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
  • AARP – American Legion, 1811 Ligonier Street in Latrobe (Westmoreland County) on Feb. 17 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Banking Basics – A presentation that gives an overview of banking services. Will be presented at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, Business and Career Center, at 100 N. 19TH Street in Camp Hill (Cumberland County) on Feb. 24 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

For Senior Citizens

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

  • Charles T Adams Senior Center at 5 East Market Street in Wilkes-Barre (Luzerne County) on Feb. 5 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Philadelphia Senior Center at 509 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia (Philadelphia County) on Feb. 12 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
  • Phillipsburg Senior Center at 300 N Front Street in Phillipsburg (Centre County) on Feb. 13 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
  • Dallas Active Adult Center at 1100 Twin Stacks Drive in Dallas (Luzerne County) on Feb. 20 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Avoiding Scams and ID Theft – Will be offered at the Phoenixville Area Senior Center at 153 Church St. in Phoenixville (Chester County) on Feb. 25 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Cybersecurity: Keeping Yourself Safe Online – A program designed to help build cyber awareness. Will be presented at the following locations:

  • McSherrystown Senior Center, 201 S 3rd Street in McSherrystown (Adams County) on Feb. 7 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and on Feb. 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
  • Penn’s Creek Adult Resource Center, 3551 Richard Road in Penn’s Creek (Snyder County) on Feb. 28 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Reverse Mortgages – What Can You Expect? A presentation concerning the various elements of a reverse mortgage. Will be presented at the following locations:

  • Delta Senior Center, 5 Pendyrus Street in Delta (York County) on Feb. 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
  • Northern Blair Senior Center, 505 3rd Street in Tyrone (Blair County) on Feb. 10 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

For Students

“Save and Invest” – Students can learn the basics of setting financial goals by discussing the importance of saving and investing. This program will be offered at the following schools:

  • Central Valley High School on Feb. 19 in Beaver County
  • Bermudian Springs High School on Feb. 21 in Adams County

For Organizations and Service Providers

“Cybersecurity: Keeping Yourself Safe Online” – Department staff will present to the Parkinson’s Support Group in Altoona, at Hoss’ Altoona at 621 Valley View Boulevard in Altoona (Blair County) on Feb. 24. From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

The department’s Investor Education and Consumer Outreach staff work 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.

Learn more about the free, non-commercial programs and presentations available or contact us to request a program tailored to your specific needs.

Visit the department's calendar of events to find an event near you. 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, follow the department on Twitter and Facebook.

MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith Noll - 717-214-4759, DoBSComm@PA.gov

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