KoehlerITGYSecState600450PEKIN – As Illinoisans age, they increasingly become vulnerable to identity theft, equity scams, fraud and financial money pits. State Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) hosted a retirement and financial planning event to prevent families from facing difficulties over time.

To learn more about how you can protect yourself or a loved one from financial fraud, please watch the following presentations here.



Video 1: Watch Blaise Bernardi from the Illinois Treasurer's office explain I-Cash, the unclaimed property program, and the Bright Start College Savings plan.

Video 2: Watch Lisa Bennett from the Illinois Attorney General's office explain reverse mortgages.

Video 3: Watch Gary Twist from the Tazewell County Supervisor of Assessment's office explaining property tax exemptions for residents over the age of 65.

Video 4: Watch Aliesha Graves from the Prairie State Legal Services explain services it provides, for seniors (60 years of age or older), including safety cases, housing cases, public benefits and wills.

Video 5: Watch Andy Felix and Laurie Hill from CEFCU explain "financial self-defense," how to avoid scams and tips to prevent fraud.

Video 6: Watch Billy Halstead from the Illinois Secretary of the State's office explain rules of the road classes, updates to driver's licenses and free IDs.ng rules of the road classes, updates to driver's licenses and free IDs.