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posted: 4/4/2014 4:11 PM

Oswego legislator hosts Senior Fraud Seminar

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Submitted by state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit

In an effort to help educate area seniors about identity theft, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, a Democrat from Oswego, will be hosting a Senior Fraud Seminar event. There will be representatives from AARP and the Kendall County state's attorney's office present from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Holiday Inn Express, 2055 Wiesbrook Drive, Oswego.

"Seniors are often specifically targeted for potential scams due to their access to Social Security, 401Ks, and other retirement investments," Kifowit said. "As identity theft continues to increase, I want to make sure seniors can safeguard their assets and not be at financial risk."

Kifowit's Senior Fraud Seminar will help people begin making identity protection a part of their everyday lives. Topics to be discussed at the seminar include information about identity theft and common scams. Representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about how seniors can protect themselves from fraud and abuse. A complimentary light lunch will be provided to all who attend by Chick-fil-A and AARP.

"In today's technologically advanced society it only takes a few simple keyboard strokes for victims to have their identity stolen," Kifowit said. "By being prepared, residents who attend this seminar will be able to pass on what they learn to fellow friends and families, so they too can be protected."

This event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating RSVPs are required.

To RSVP or for further information, call Rep. Kifowit's constituent's service office at (630) 585-1308, email to, or visit