Economic Crimes Unit

Who: 
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Economic Crimes Unit

Pinellas County Consumer Protection

Pinellas County Clerk of Circuit Court- Division of Inspector General

Stevens & Stevens Business Records Management Inc.

What:
Detectives from The Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit and Pinellas County Consumer Protection will host five fraud awareness workshops to discuss the most common scams in Pinellas County; as well as provide tips on how to prevent becoming a victim.

Pinellas residents are invited to attend the presentations, which will be held at multiple locations across the county as part of Fraud Awareness Week scheduled from November 13 to 17, 2017.

Raffles, refreshments and free shred collection will be offered at each workshop.

When/Where:
The workshops will be held on the following dates/times and at the following locations:

November 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sailboat Key, Property Owners Association
7911 Sailboat Key Boulevard South, South Pasadena
 

November 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Seminole Gardens, Peacock Center
8324 112th Street North, Seminole

November 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Top of the World, East Activity Center
2069 World Parkway East, Clearwater

November 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Five Towns Community, Magnolia Sun Center
7950 58th Avenue, St. Petersburg

November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Highland Lakes Clubhouse
3300 MacGregor Drive, Palm Harbor

Why/How:
In an effort to create awareness among residents about the most common scams in Pinellas County, Economic Crimes detectives have joined forces with Pinellas County Consumer Protection to host several workshops the week of November 13, 2017 thru November 17, 2017. These informational workshops will provide citizens with the tools to help identify potential fraud scams and give tips on how to avoid them.

While these scams often target the elderly, everyone should be aware of these types of crimes, as fraud is preventable if the public is informed.

The public is invited to attend any of the above listed workshops, in order to learn more about trending scams and the tactics employed by con-artists.

There will be raffles and free refreshments at each workshop.

In addition to the workshops, Stevens and Stevens Business Records Management Services Inc. will provide FREE on-site shred collection at each workshop from 10 a.m. to 12. p.m.
*Up to 30 boxes/bags. No wet paper, binders, garbage, newspapers, or loose cardboard. 

Media is invited to cover this event. Upon request, we will provide access to previous victims of fraud who are willing to speak with the media and provide insight to this ongoing problem. 

Please see attached flyer or visit: PCSO Fraud Awareness Week

For additional information, please contact Corporal Dan DiFrancesco at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office at (727) 582-6221, or by e-mail at ddifrancesco@pcsonet.com .

Posted by Spencer Gross Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:19:00 AM Categories: Events

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