–PA House Majority Caucus Chairman George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) announced he is hosting an event to help consumers avoid fraud schemes.
ScamJam! will include presentations from the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s office, the Irwin Police Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. It is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Lamp Theatre, 222 Main Street in Irwin.
“Clearly, there are several fraud pitfalls that consumers should be aware of,” said Dunbar. “Awareness is key and this event aims to better alert citizens before they become victims.”
In addition to fraud prevention speakers, the event will include interactive presentations such as fraud bingo. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by calling 724-863-1585 or visiting RepDunbar.com
“The Federal Trade Commission received nearly 3 million fraud reports in 2021 and close to $6 million in losses. Victims, often seniors, risk losing financial assets that took them years to accrue,” said Dunbar. “The more aware someone is as to how these schemes work, the easier they can be avoided.”
The 56th Legislative District includes the following Westmoreland County communities: townships of Hempfield (part), North Huntingdon, and Penn (part); and the boroughs of Irwin, Manor, North Irwin and Trafford (part).