Friday, August 21, 2015

Senior Scam Jam offers tips to avoid fraud

An event held today at the Floyd County Extension Office aimed to help seniors avoid becoming victims of scams. The event, called Senior Scam Jam, featured speakers and vendors who provided valuable information to seniors about potential fraud schemes. Organizers of the event said Scam Jam is meant to make seniors more savvy about potential financial predators, and to provide information on how to protect themselves and loved ones.

Today’s event helped participant identify red flags of financial fraud, tips to avoid becoming a victim, as well as what to do after becoming a victim. The event was organized by the Department of Financial Institutions, with cooperation from the Big Sandy Council on Elder Maltreatment and the Floyd County Cooperative Extension Office.