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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Spanish Language 'Be Scam Smart' Webinar

9/16/2019

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 16, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces Spanish Language 'Be Scam Smart' Webinar

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis' office will host a Be Scam Smart Webinar in Spanish on Wednesday, September 18 at 12 p.m. It's CFO Patronis' goal to help inform Florida’s Hispanic communities about ways to avoid fraud and scams, especially those targeting Spanish speakers.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida is rich in diversity, and we must arm every resident with the tools they need to avoid becoming victims. Experts say that scams go unreported more often in Hispanic communities and some scams may specifically target Spanish speaking individuals. This is unacceptable, and it's important that all Floridians are provided with information on the latest scam tactics and how to report fraud so we can bring these bad actors to justice.
 
“My office has held more than 50 Be Scam Smart Workshops statewide since 2018, and I'm pleased to offer this webinar in Spanish to provide information to the public on ways to protect themselves from fraud.”
 
Be Scam Smart - Spanish Lunch 'n Learn Webinar
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12 p.m. EDT
 
Learn about:
• How to Spot Fraudulent Behavior
• Common Scams that Target Seniors
• How to Fight Identity Theft
• Resources to Keep You Safe
 
Register Now
 
Visit FraudFreeFlorida.com for more information and to request a Be Scam Smart Workshop in English or Spanish in your community.
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).