ADDABBO BRINGS NYC DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO SENIOR CENTERS IN NOVEMBER TO ADVISE HOW TO AVOID SCAMS

 

    Queens, NY, October 31, 2011 – During November, NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Queens)  is pleased to sponsor guest speaker Fred Riley, Senior Community Relations Coordinator for the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, to present his lecture at senior centers in the senator's district, advising members how to avoid scams.  Among the topics on Mr. Riley’s agenda are:

     


    ·        Overview of the Department of Consumer Affairs


    ·        Refund policies and receipt requirements


    ·        Consumer complaint process


    ·        Identity theft prevention


    ·        Scam prevention-sweepstakes, lotteries using atms


    ·        Process to report and correct identity theft


    ·        Working with debt collection agencies 


    ·        Calls from phony police or firefighter charities


    ·        Phony contractors ringing doorbells offering to fix your roof, chimney, boiler


    ·        bank accounts & signature forgeries


     


    Lectures are scheduled for Addabbo’s district senior centers below for these dates/times:


     


    Tuesday, November 1 at 11 AM


    Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45  84th Street, Howard Beach


     


    Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 AM


    Maspeth Self Help, 69-61 Grand Avenue, Maspeth


     


    Thursday, November 17 at 11 AM


    Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-12  101st Avenue, Ozone Park


     


    Tuesday, November 22 at 11 AM


    Middle Village Senior Center, 69-10  75th Street, Middle Village


     


     

    For more information, or to report a scam, contact the Department of Consumer Affairs, 212 487-4266 or log on to http://www.nyc.gov/consumers. Or call the Senator’s district offices in Howard Beach (718-738-1111) or in Middle Village (718-497-1630).

     


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