New workshop series geared towards fraud and scam awareness
BOSTON — In partnership with People’s United Bank, Treasurer Deb Goldberg launched a new financial literacy workshop series in Methuen specifically geared towards senior citizens. The first workshop, titled “Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams,” was held at the Methuen Senior Center and focused on educating the elderly to identify potential financial scams.
“I am delighted to partner with People’s United Bank on this opportunity for our seniors,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “Financial literacy is important at all stages of life. Educating our senior citizens to be aware of potential fraud and scams not only keeps this vulnerable population safe, but empowers them to make their own wise fiscal decisions.”
The series, held by Treasurer Goldberg’s Office of Economic Empowerment, will be offered at locations around the state in the coming months. The next workshops will be held:
May 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Colony Retirement Homes in Worcester
May 26 at 9:30 a.m. Wamsutta Club in New Bedford
July 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Bedford Council on Aging in New Bedford
July 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Colony Retirement Homes in Worcester
Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For questions, to register, or to schedule a workshop please contact Leanne M. Fay at (617) 367-3900.
On day one, Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), led by a deputy treasurer, with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.
For more information on the Office of Economic Empowerment visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment or follow the hashtag #FinLitMA.