Americans lose an estimated $40 billion each year to scam artists and identity thieves over the telephone. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, senior citizens are more at risk to be targeted by telemarketing scams than other age groups. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow has been working diligently to inform senior citizens on common scams and prevention techniques that can help them avoid becoming a victim and is bringing his presentation to the library.
Glasgow will discuss steps to prevent identity theft and tips on keeping senior citizens from becoming victims of predatory con artists. This program is geared toward seniors but anyone who wishes to learn how to protect themselves from scam artists and identity thieves are welcome.