October 2, 2003
HONOLULU - To help educate the public and prevent senior citizens
from becoming victims of fraud or scams the Executive Office on Aging
is sponsoring "The SageWatch Senior Fraud
Conference" at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom,
October 3rd from 8:15 a.m. ¯ 4:00 p.m.
This is the first conference of its type in Hawaii to address fraud
that targets older adults. Experts from consumer advocacy groups, law
enforcement, government and public and private law firms will discuss
the types of "scams" that occur in Hawaii and what to do if you are a
victim of fraud.
Seminars will be held on a variety of topics including: health care
fraud, identity theft and telemarketing scams. Honolulu Prosecutor,
Peter Carlisle will deliver the keynote address sharing insights and
advice on what older residents can do to protect themselves.
Registration is $50 for the general public, $35 for senior citizens.
The fee includes a continental breakfast, luncheon, and all materials.
To request a registration form or for further information, please call
the Executive Office on Aging at 586-0100 and ask for "SageWatch
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For more information, contact:
Phone: (808) 586-7281
Laura M. Lott
DOH Information Specialist
Phone: (808) 586-4418