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Beaches Watch Monthly Meeting
October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Topic: Protect Yourself from Scams
Speaker: Tom Stephens, President of the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Florida
Mr. Tom Stephens, President of the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Florida, will be the guest speaker and topics to be discussed will include: cybersecurity, consumer fraud, holiday shopping scams and what you need to know to make sure you are not a target for any of these schemes. Additionally, Mr. Jimmie Carter, Manager of Regulatory Compliance Consumer Affairs in the City of Jacksonville’s Office of Consumer Affairs will be on hand to provide literature about consumer protection. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
Newly released Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data shows that consumers reported losing nearly $8.8 billion to fraud in 2022, an increase of more than 30 percent over the previous year. The FTC received fraud reports from 2.4 million consumers last year, with the most commonly reported being imposter scams, followed by online shopping scams. Prizes, sweepstakes, and lotteries; investment related reports; and business and job opportunities rounded out the top five fraud categories. But no matter how sophisticated scammers are, there’s plenty you can do to help protect yourself.
“Beaches Watch promotes educated citizen involvement in state and local issues that impact our quality of life. As we approach the holidays, we hope this important meeting will educate and engage citizens about scams and fraud so you can protect yourself from becoming a target,” said Beaches Watch President Maria Mark.
Other Community Meetings
ATLANTIC BEACH – www.coab.us
All meetings are in the Atlantic Commission Chambers unless otherwise specified
City Commission meetings: 2nd Monday at 6:30pm
City Commission workshop: 4th Monday at 6:30pm
Community Development Board meetings: 3rd Tuesday at 6pm
Code Enforcement meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 7pm
JACKSONVILLE BEACH – www.jacksonvillebeach.org
All meetings are in the Jax Beach Council Chambers unless otherwise specified
City Council meetings: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7pm
Board of Adjustment: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7pm
Planning Commission: 2nd and 4th Monday at 7pm
Community Redevelopment Agency: 1st and 3rd Monday at 5pm
Special Magistrate: 4th Tuesday at 2pm
NEPTUNE BEACH – www.neptune-beach.com
All meetings are in the Neptune Beach Council Chambers unless otherwise specified
City Council meeting: 1st Monday at 6pm
City Council Workshop: 3rd Monday at 6pm
Community Development Board: 3rd Wednesday at 6pm