Public Event to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Telemarketing Fraud

(SKILLMAN) – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker and the South Brunswick Police Department will host a telemarketing fraud prevention forum in March to inform the public about common scams. There also will be a member of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs presenting ways to safeguard against telemarketing fraud.

The forum will be held on Monday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the South Brunswick Council Chambers located in the Municipal Building at 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852.

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“From calls claiming to be from the IRS to sweepstakes prizes, perpetrators of telemarketing fraud can employ coercive and threatening tactics and a sense of urgency that can make it difficult for residents to recognize that they are being victimized,” said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). “While there are legal recourses in place, prevention and education are still paramount to protecting oneself from these fraudulent schemes.”  

“The greatest defense against telemarketing fraud is awareness and education. This forum will help all residents be better prepared,” said South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka.

The event is free and open to the public.

The forum will serve specifically to raise awareness of the dangers of telemarketing fraud. Due to the rapid rise in targeted scams throughout New Jersey, the goal of the event is to equip attendees with an accurate means of preventing and protecting themselves against fraud.

Interested parties may call 609-454-3147 or email AsmZwicker@njleg.org for information or with questions.

Andrew Zwicker is an Assemblyman representing the 16th Legislative District. Assemblyman Zwicker is a PhD physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab where he works on developing fusion energy and heads their science education program.

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Andrew Zwicker is a New Jersey Assemblyman in Legislative District 16 which includes Delaware Township, Borough of Flemington, Township of Readington, Township of Raritan, and Borough of Stockton in Hunterdon County; Princeton in Mercer County; Township of South Brunswick in Middlesex County; and Township of Branchburg, Hillsborough Township, Borough of Manville, Millstone Borough, Montgomery Township, Borough of Rocky Hill, and Borough of Somerville in Somerset County. For more information on Assemblyman Zwicker visit [www.andrewzwicker.com].