Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 08, 2014
On Wednesday, August 20th, Mostyn Law Associate, Sean Timmons will speak to a group of senior citizens about how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraudulent scams. The speaking engagement will be held in Houston, Texas at the AHEPA Independent Senior Living Community. The event titled “How to Prevent Becoming a Victim of Fraudulent Scams,” will be given free of charge to a group of 25 low-income seniors in the Houston area.
“It is important that senior citizens get the information they need to protect themselves from would be scammers,” Timmons said. “This is a chance for us to give the vulnerable members of our community the tools they need to recognize and prevent attacks that take advantage of them.”
Timmons will provide the group with information from the Federal Trade Commission and other publicly available resources to offer common sense tips in identifying and avoiding potential scams. The talk will help seniors avoid common scams that target them by soliciting money through various communication sources, such as emails and letters which state, “You’ve won a new car, now just pay the taxes and it’s yours” or “This is your bank, we are updating our records and need to confirm your identity, please tell us your social security number and date of birth so we can confirm your account is in good status.” Timmons will also be offering advice on recognizing in-person scams that some car dealerships commonly practice by convincing seniors to re-sign their contracts at lower payments at much longer terms.
Sean Timmons, a former United States Army Captain with overseas wartime experience and service in the Judge Advocates General’s Corps and now a local honorably discharged veteran, represents clients of Mostyn Law across the greater Houston region, as well as representing fellow veterans on a pro bono basis.
How to Prevent Becoming a Victim of Fraudulent Scams
Wednesday, August 20th at 1:30-2:30 pm
AHEPA Independent Senior Living
13830 Canyon Hill Drive
Houston, Texas 77083
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About Mostyn Law
Based in Houston, Texas, Mostyn Law was established in 1999 by Steve Mostyn. Mostyn Law has earned its reputation by tirelessly standing up for the rights of ordinary people who have been treated unfairly by insurers, injured by defective products, or suffered personal injury. Mostyn Law has 125 employees in its offices in Houston, Beaumont, Austin, and Galveston.