By CARL GREEN
Alton – The Metro-East’s newest state representative, Monica Bristow (D-Godfrey), is beginning to have an impact in the community with two public events announced for February.
Bristow will host a Senior Consumer Fraud Prevention Seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Senior Service Plus, 2603 N. Rodgers Ave., Alton.
Then, on, Friday, Feb. 23, Bristow will meet constituents for coffee from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at Kumar’s Kafe at 53 East Ferguson Ave., Wood River.
Bristow said the fraud prevention seminar will focus on identity theft schemes. “We are all aware of the rise in the use of technology when it comes to fraud, with scam artists finding new ways to defraud people out of their hard-earned money,” she said. “We should all know how to protect ourselves from identity theft, phone or mail scams, especially our seniors.”
Anyone going to the fraud prevention seminar should RSVP to Bristol’s office at (618) 465-5900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bristow was chosen by party leaders to replace Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton), who retired in December.