(Phoenix, Ariz. - April 30, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard will be hosting a Senior Anti-Crime University at the Pima Community College in Oro Valley on Friday, May 7.
The Senior Anti-Crime Universities are designed to teach attendees to detect scams against seniors and help others to avoid frauds and abuse. Each university offers a half-day of classes in consumer identity theft, life care planning/health care directives, Medicare/Medicaid fraud, financial exploitation, elder abuse and neglect, Internet safety and charitable giving.
"Keeping Arizona seniors well-informed provides the best defense against frauds and scams," Goddard said. "The Anti-Crime University will present a wealth of useful information to identify and prevent all manner of schemes and rip-offs. Protecting seniors has long ranked as a top priority for the Attorney General's Office, and this program moves our efforts up another notch."
Learn more about the anti-crime universities from Goddard in his video message available at azag.gov/seniors/sleuths/sacu.html
The classes are free, but space is limited, so advance registration is required. To register online or get more information, go to the Community & Family tab and click on SENIORS at the Attorney General's Web site (www.azag.gov ) then click on ‘Senior Anti-Crime University’ or email SeniorSleuths@azag.gov.
When: Friday, May 7
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Pima Community College
7600 N. Shannon Rd.
Note: Event is open to the media.
The Senior Anti-Crime University is part of the Attorney General’s new Senior Sleuths project. Senior Sleuths is a volunteer program to help Arizona seniors protect themselves and prevent others from becoming victims of fraud and abuse. The Attorney General’s Office is recruiting senior volunteers and will be training them to identify and report scams and fraud and to use their knowledge to educate other seniors.
The Senior Anti-Crime University and Senior Sleuths project are partnering with AARP, DES Division of Aging & Adult Services, SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol), Arizona Area Agencies on Aging, Duet, All Arizona School Retiree Association, local police departments and other retiree and senior organizations. The Oro Valley Senior Anti-Crime University is partnering with Pima Community College and the Pima Council on Aging.
More information about each of these events is available at: azag.gov/seniors/sleuths/sacu.html
Copies of the Senior Anti-Crime University flyer and registration form, along with the Senior Sleuth application form, are attached.