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Springfield Partners for Community Action to Host ‘Protecting Your Assets’ Seminar

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Partners for Community Action Inc. will host its fourth annual “Protecting Your Assets” event on Thursday, April 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Springfield Partners, 721 State St. The event is in recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, celebrated every April. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Call (413) 263-6500 or e-mail [email protected] to reserve a seat.

This year’s presentation will feature Milagros Johnson, director of the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information. She will discuss current scams and frauds, how to avoid them, and what to do if you have been scammed or defrauded. Jacob Doser of Key Bank will discuss how to re-establish credit, perhaps after being scammed or defrauded. Additionally, he will talk about rebuilding credit through the Second Chance Banking program.

“This is the prime season that scams and frauds tend to occur,” said Paul Bailey, executive director at Springfield Partners. “Folks are starting to think about home improvements and vacation. Another tricky time is tax season. In our partnership with the IRS, we get regular alerts notifying us of potential frauds. I urge the public to attend this important event, if not to protect yourself, then maybe a loved one.”

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