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CFO Jimmy Patronis: 1 in 5 Seniors are Victims of Fraud

-Offering free workshops to encourage seniors to be ‘Scam Smart’-

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In his continued effort to combat financial exploitation of seniors, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is hosting free Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) Be Scam Smart workshops in Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties. CFO Patronis’ Operation S.A.F.E. initiative educates seniors on how to protect and police their finances.
“It is my hope to bring our Operation S.A.F.E. team to every community in Florida as these workshops will help protect seniors from financial scams,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis. “One in five seniors become the victim of financial exploitation, and with these workshops our seniors, their families, and caregivers will become more aware and engaged in our efforts to help seniors fight financial scams and fraud.”
The workshops will be held on the following days:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Hernando County Main Library
238 Howell Avenue
Brooksville 34601
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Coastal Region Main Library
8619 W. Crystal Street
Crystal River 34428
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Representatives from the Pasco, Hernando and Citrus County Sheriff’s Offices will be in attendance to share information on local fraud and scams. For more information or to request a free workshop, please visit or call 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236). 
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