Governor Wolf Hosts Seniors Financial Protection Panel Discussion in Scranton

first_img Press Release,  Seniors Scranton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss measures the Wolf Administration has taken to help protect senior citizens from financial scams and fraud. Thursday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.“One of the most important jobs of government is protecting older Pennsylvanians from becoming the victim of financial crime,” Governor Wolf said. “Unfortunately, seniors become the target of scams and predatory financial abuse entirely too often. In our country, one in five citizens over the age of 65 will be victimized by a financial crime. That’s why my administration decided to pull together and collaborate across all our agencies to work to protect older Pennsylvanians from this kind of abuse.”“Elder financial abuse is one of the most significant financial crimes of the 21st century, and it is estimated to cost older Americans $36 billion each year,” said Secretary Wiessmann. “In order to help protect our seniors from financial fraud and abuse, we are developing and providing education programs for front-line professionals who have close contact with older Pennsylvanians. Through these programs, accountants, doctors, lawyers, and investment professionals are learning to identify signs of elder financial abuse, as well as how to report it and prevent this crime.”During a panel discussion at the South Side Senior Center in Scranton, Governor Wolf pointed specifically to “PA $AFE,” an information exchange and clearinghouse created as part of the governor’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, which involves over 20 Pennsylvania state government agencies engaged in financial education and consumer protection activities.“As an example of how PA $AFE operates, leaders from 14 agencies with consumer hotlines are trained to work to ensure their staff members know the appropriate places to refer calls that are not typically handled by their agencies,” Governor Wolf explained. “They are also making certain that the financial information they share with consumers is up-to-date and consistent across agencies.”In November 2015, Governor Wolf announced the Consumer Financial Protection Initiative “in order to educate the public about financial protection and best practices in a concise, efficient way.” Among the goals he laid out for this initiative are:To establish a state government interagency financial education exchange for consumers.To help professionals who work with senior citizens identify signs of elder financial abuse and prevent this crime.“There are many types of financial fraud scams that target seniors,” said Secretary Osborne. “The Wolf Administration recognizes that financial fraud education is critical. Protection means involvement, and in order to prevent older Pennsylvanians from becoming victims of financial fraud, we must educate those around us on what these scams are, how they work, and where to call for help.”Senior citizens, the caregivers, or family members with questions about financial transactions can call the Department of Banking and Securities at 1-800-PA-BANKS. The department also maintains an online library of resources to help consumers learn to protect themselves. Governor Wolf Hosts Seniors Financial Protection Panel Discussion in Scranton June 14, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Elvir Baljić is the New Coach of Kardemir Karabukspor

first_imgElvir Baljić will lead Turkish second league team Kardemir Karabukspor for the next two years.Yesterday at the club in Karabuk, Baljić signed a contract for a period of one year, with a possibility to extend it for the same period.“I’m very happy for coming to Karabuk. I’m here to succeed, and I hope that we will succeed together. I’m hoping that we will bring the team on the place that it deserves, but we have to put a lot of effort in it. Our goal is clear, and it is the placement in the Super League of Turkey and I think that we will succeed and delight the management and the fans,” said Baljić after signing the contract with Kardemir Karabukspor.Former B&H international player spent major part of his playing career in Turkey, and played, among others, for the Istanbul giants Fenerbahce and Glatasaray. He was wearing jerseys of Real Madrid, Sarajevo, Zeljeznicar etc.Baljić was the assistant of Head coach Safet Susic in the coaching staff of the National team of B&H and one of the meritorious for the only placement of the Dragons on the major tournament – the World Cup that was held last year in Brazil.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more