Far too often scams and other fraudulent activities are aimed at taking advantage of senior citizens. In fact, senior citizens–individuals 60 and over—are targeted more frequently by financial fraud and scams than any other age group.
A free seminar providing seniors with an “anti-fraud tool kit” will be held at The House of the Good Shepherd Retirement Community in Hackettstown on Thursday, March 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. The House is located at 798 Willow Grove Street.
The seminar is being presented by The House with the help of the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.
Today’s seniors are prime targets of fraudsters for several reasons, including their financial assets, homes, and credit worthiness.
Moreover, seniors are less likely to report a fraud–either because they don’t know who to report it to, are too ashamed at having been scammed, or they simply don’t realize they have been victimized.
Topics to be covered:
- “Ten Red Flags That It Might Be a Scam”
- “Common Computer Scams “
- “Common Door-to-Door Scams”
- “Common Mail Scams”
- “Common Phone Scams”
- “You Can’t Out-Scam a Scammer”
- “Important Phone Numbers and information”
Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested by March 7th. Please RSVP to Chris Garofalo, 908-684-5722, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.