BATESVILLE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office will hold three educational events in Independence County on Tuesday, December 13, marking the second year in a row of holding office hours in each Arkansas county.
“In 2015 my staff assisted constituents in all 75 counties with the mobile office initiative,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This year, I am expanding our community outreach programs to bring even more educational opportunities to constituents, in their neighborhoods. I want all Arkansans to know that the Attorney General’s office is accessible to them, without having to drive to downtown Little Rock.”
During the Attorney General Mobile Office staff members will assist constituents with consumer-related issues in filing consumer complaints and providing information about scams, identity theft, fraud and other protections from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Independence County Senior Activity Center – Batesville. During that time authorities from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery’s office will also collect prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, pet medicines, medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers, liquid medicines in glass or leak-proof containers and medicine samples as part of a prescription drug take back event.
Meanwhile community educators will also present the Digital You program to senior citizens. Digital You is a comprehensive educational program created by AT&T and Common Sense Media to offer tools, tips, apps, guidance and community education events for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience.
From 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Independence County Senior Activity Center – Batesville, seniors and older adults who are digital newcomers will be given tips and tricks to learn how to use mobile devices, navigate the Internet, recognize scams, keep private information secure, back up data and more so that they can be empowered online.
For more information about services provided by the Attorney General’s office, visit ArkansasAG.gov or call (501) 682-2007. Rutledge can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge and on Twitter at twitter.com/AGRutledge.