loughran cappel 041421PLAINFIELD – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) will host a virtual Theft and Scams Prevention Workshop with the office of the Illinois comptroller Wednesday.

The hour-long workshop, which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 12 p.m., will inform residents of the best practices to avoid becoming a victim of fraud, scams and identity theft.

It will be livestreamed through State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel’s Facebook Page, at @SenatorMegLoughranCappel.

cappel scam prev 012522“The pandemic has opened more opportunities for scammers to take advantage of residents,” Loughran Cappel said. “Join our informative virtual seminar from the comfort of your own home to learn about signs to look out for, and resources to take advantage of if you fall victim.”

From phishing emails to illegal robocalls, scammers are getting creative with how they take advantage of their victims. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made these issues worse, with some scammers asking people to give their bank account information to receive fraudulent checks, invest in fake companies and more.

Loughran Cappel urges residents to reach out to her office with questions or concerns at 815-267-6119. If someone is unable to watch the livestream of the workshop, a recording will be accessible on her Facebook Page account at a later date.