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[ATG] New ambulance to carry name of Porter County Triad
Start Date: 11/6/2013 All Day
End Date: 11/6/2013
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VALPARAISO, Ind. – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined Prompt Ambulance and Porter County Sheriff David Lain today to unveil a new ambulance dedicated to the Porter County Triad.

“Porter County’s Triad is an important resource for local seniors and it’s great to see their work being promoted in this unique way,” Zoeller said. “Triads are critical to educating older adults about scammers, and my office partners with Triads all over Indiana to help protect our vulnerable seniors and calm unwarranted fears about various crimes.”

Zoeller attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony held today at Prompt Ambulance’s Valparaiso base to unveil the latest addition to their fleet. Ron Donahue, director of business development for Prompt Ambulance and vice-president of the Porter County Triad, said the company currently has ambulances dedicated to March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and Supporting Heroes.

“Prompt Ambulance is excited about the opportunity to give recognition, through the use of advertisements on our ambulances, to nonprofit organizations who often do not have the resources to promote their service and programs,” Donahue said. “We are hopeful this newest addition to our fleet will help promote the Porter County Triad and its unique programs available to seniors in our area.”

The Porter County Triad is a partnership of law enforcement, area seniors, senior health care providers, clergy, social service organizations, and state and local agencies.

This year, the Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Enrolled Act 382 to enhance the existing consumer protection statutes when victims are age 60 and older, particularly involving situations of financial fraud committed by trusted individuals such as family members. The new law increases the civil penalties for fraud and financial exploitation of senior citizens, to as much as $15,000 per offense.

Zoeller said criminals may target senior consumers with a number of scams including:

  • The solicitation of home improvements, medical devices and other services and products;
  • Telemarketing and mail fraud;
  • "International lottery" offers and other sweepstake scams; and
  • Property tax exemption offers for seniors.

The Attorney General’s office educates and offers information on a number of consumer issues to help people avoid becoming a victim of fraud. For more information and consumer tips on how to avoid scams please visit www.IndianaConsumer.com and click on “Senior Center.”


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Contact Information:
Name: Erin Reece
Phone: 317.232.0168
Email: erin.reece@atg.in.gov
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