Fraud protection for seniors: Presentation at McHenry Township Senior Center on avoiding scams

Carol Toussaint, of Johnsburg, tosses a bag while playing bags with Marie Wasil, of McHenry, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at the senior center in McHenry Township. About 70 million Social Security recipients will see a raise in their benefits to help keep up with inflation.

A presentation for seniors on how to prevent identity theft, consumer fraud and other scams will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at the McHenry Township Senior Center in Johnsburg.

A community outreach liaison from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will give the presentation, which will cover topics including how to identify a scam and being ready to stop a scam if someone tries to make you a victim.

Participants also will learn about the attorney general’s Consumer Fraud Help Line at 800-243-5377.

The presentation is free, and no registration is required.

The Senior Center is located at 3519 N. Richmond Road and can be reached at 815-344-3555.