ST. PETERSBURG - Pinellas County Consumer Protection, the Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Inspector General are hosting a free Fraud Awareness event from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Five Towns of Terrace Park Condominiums, 8141 54 Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

The event will include shredding services by Stevens & Stevens Business Records Management and Operation Medicine Cabinet Drop-off by the Sheriff’s Office. Residents will also be to attend educational presentations on current scams, identity theft and fraud prevention.

Fraud Awareness Week is observed Nov. 11-17.

“While prevention and detection is a year-round effort, Fraud Awareness Week shines a spotlight on fraud and spreads additional awareness, which is key in combating the fraud threat,” said Doug Templeton, operations manager at Pinellas County Consumer Protection.

For more information about Fraud Awareness Week and ways to protect yourself, call Consumer Protection at 727-464-6200 or visit

To learn more about International Fraud Awareness Week visit,