North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, U.S. Attorney’s Office & FBI To Announce Initiative Targeting Elder Financial Fraud

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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.