Education and outreach staff from the Department of Banking and Securities will be meeting with groups of senior citizens, veterans, service providers and the public throughout October to promote financial capability as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative.

For senior citizens

“Fraud BINGO” will be offered at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc. at 100 St. Francis Drive in McKean (McKean County) on Oct. 25 from 2-3 p.m.

Legislative expos

Outreach staff will be available at Rep. Martin Causer’s Senior Expo at Roulette Fire Hall on Rover Street in Roulette (Potter County) on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The department’s Investor Education and Consumer Outreach staff works with state and local government agencies, service providers, community and trade organizations, the General Assembly, the military community, schools and other partners to help Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth become well-informed about the financial marketplace. There are a variety of free, non-commercial programs and presentations available, or a program can be tailored to a specific group’s needs.

Consumers and community groups can call 1-800-PA-BANKS or email informed@pa.gov for more information. To learn more about the Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, search #GovWolfCFPI on Twitter.