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CHARLOTTE, NC. – March 3-9 is National Consumer Protection Week. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI will host a press conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019, to announce an initiative focusing on elder financial fraud. With financial scams targeting the elderly on the rise in North Carolina, federal prosecutors and law enforcement are increasing their efforts to combat financial schemes that victimize older Americans, by expanding their response to criminal and civil violations and raising public awareness.
WHO: Andrew Murray, United States Attorney
Western District of North Carolina
John Strong, Special Agent in Charge
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Lara Cole, Associate State Director, Charlotte Region
AARP – North Carolina
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:15 A.M.
WHERE: U.S. Attorney’s Office
227 West Trade Street, Ste. 1650
Charlotte, NC 28202
OPEN PRESS – Camera preset: 11:00 a.m.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on March 6, 2019.