Elderly fraud to be focus of Oct. 17 meeting at WICA

  • Sat Sep 30th, 2017 12:00pm
  • News

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is coming to Langley.

FBI Supervisory Agent Ethan Via and Langley Police Chief David Marks will provide tips and practical knowledge on fraud prevention for aging adults from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Zech Hall. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are required.

The informative meeting is more relevant than ever following the recent Equifax data breach, which affected 143 million Americans. Around 95 percent of aging adults are also being targeted in retirement and fraud scams, and “many” Langley locals have expressed concern about the issue, according to a press release.

Via and Marks will provide precautionary measures to prevent fraud from happening, what to do if targeted and the impacts of aging fraud in Langley.

Space is limited to 40 participants. To RSVP, call 360-341-1415 by Monday, Oct. 9.