Oregon DCBS to Host Financial Information Seminars as Part of Money Smart Week

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) will host three forums in April to provide consumers with unbiased information and resources on insurance, Medicare, reverse mortgages, the prevention of consumer and Medicare fraud, and identity theft as part of Money Smart Week.

The forums, entitled “Spend Smart – Tips to Manage and Safeguard Your Money,” are scheduled for three consecutive days in Eugene, Portland and Salem from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The locations and dates are as follows:

  • Eugene – Tuesday, April 24, at Lane Community College Downtown Center, Room 302, 1059 Willamette St.
  • Portland – Wednesday, April 25, at the Multnomah County Library, North Portland Branch, second floor meeting room, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
  • Salem – Thursday, April 26, at the Broadway Commons, Highland Room (second floor), 1300 Broadway NE.

A variety of speakers from DCBS, the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program, the Oregon Department of Justice and AARP Oregon will each share a 10-minute presentation followed by questions. Consumers will also find brochures and other information on the topics highlighted.

“We’ll offer plenty of tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud,” said Patrick Allen, DCBS director. “This is a great opportunity for Oregonians to learn and ask questions before making financial decisions.”

Although all three events are free, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at 877.926.8300 (toll-free) or online:

For more information on the events, visit the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities website at www.dfcs.oregon.gov or www.protectyourmoneyoregon.org.

The Spend Smart events are among hundreds of free financial education events occurring in Oregon and across the U.S. in connection with Money Smart Week, created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency, and the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities helps ensure that a wide range of financial products and services are available to Oregonians and protects consumers from financial fraud and abuse. It does that by licensing financial institutions and service providers, regulating the sale of securities in Oregon, investigating complaints and alleged violations of financial-service laws, and providing education and other resources to consumers.


Questions or Concerns? Contact Matt Halvorson, Anthem Editor: mhalvorson@nwcua.org.

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