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How to buy, lease & maintain your car without getting ripped off seminar, West Palm Beach, Florida
How to buy, lease & maintain your car without getting ripped off seminar
West Palm Beach, Florida

How to buy, lease & maintain your car without getting ripped off

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How to buy, lease & maintain your car without getting ripped off

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How to buy, lease & maintain your car without getting ripped off seminar, West Palm Beach, Florida

Seniors vs Crime, a special project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, is presenting a free public seminar to educate senior citizens on how they can prevent being victimized when buying, leasing or maintaining their vehicle.  The program will be on Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at 900 Brandywine Road in West Palm Beach, at the Gathering Place on the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches Campus.  Earl and Nancy Stewart will be the featured speakers.  The first 500 attendees will receive a free copy of Earl Stewart’s book “Confessions of a Recovering Car Dealer.”   Light refreshments will be served following the program.

Attendees can submit questions ahead of time to earl@EarlOnCars.com with Seniors vs Crime in the subject line or text questions to 772-497-6530.

Reserve a seat by calling 561-844-3461 or by emailing Sandyv@estoyoa.com. Reservations are encouraged but not required.

Topics to be covered include how to avoid tricks and scams when buying or leasing a vehicle, how to determine if buying or leasing is the best option, what to look for in a qualified mechanic or body shop, what vehicle safety options are helpful for senior drivers, how to get the most money for a trade in, are extended warranties a smart buy, how to shop for the best financing, and more.

“We’re pleased to offer local seniors the opportunity to learn how to avoid being ripped off when buying or maintaining their vehicle,” said Tony Zappone, a member of the Palm Beach County Seniors vs Crime organization.  “Crime prevention is our key mission, and to help seniors avoid these costly mistakes is important because investing in a vehicle and maintaining it are among the biggest expenses of our age group, and an area where many are most at risk.”

“Being a senior myself, and in the car business for more than 50 years, I have too often seen older people taken advantage of and it is very upsetting,” Earl Stewart said.  “Cheating anyone is wrong, but taking advantage of someone on a fixed or limited income is especially bad.  We are happy to be able to pull the veil back and reveal some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ to educate people so they can avoid becoming victims.” Nancy Stewart will address some of the issues that older women face when buying or maintaining their vehicles. “Knowledge is power and we want them to go into the process of buying or maintaining their vehicle with as much information as possible,” she said.

The program site at 900 Brandywine Road is located just west of the I-95 – Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. interchange. Plenty of free parking is available immediately adjacent to the meeting site and the building is fully accessible.

The Seniors Vs Crime Project is sponsored by the Attorney General to reinforce the message of crime prevention and to provide methods by which Florida’s senior population can be alerted to consumer fraud, con games, and other criminal acts. The purpose of the Seniors Vs Crime Project is twofold: to offer crime prevention seminars to Florida’s elderly and to provide comprehensive training for law enforcement officers and other criminal justice practitioners in understanding how the aging population impacts upon the role of police and other criminal justice professionals.

The program has more than 2,000 volunteers staffing 44 local offices throughout Florida. For more information about Seniors vs Crime visit www.seniorsvscrime.com or call 1-800-203-3099.

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April 25
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Seniors vs Crime


United Methodsit Church of the Palm Beaches
900 Brandywine Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33403 United States