Volume 15, Number 29
If you are older – 60, 70, 80 – you are increasingly a target of online, telephone and door-to-door tricksters who use lies, fraud and scams to steal your money. They will steal from younger folks, but many target only the elderly.
On Thursday, May 18, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall will be in Wake Forest along with several other prominent experts for a free public workshop, Seniors at Risk: 21st Century Scam Threats, Preventions and Solutions, where people can learn how to protect themselves, their clients and their loved ones from financial, technological and other types of fraud.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Renaissance Centre on Brooks Street. Senior Scam Jam is free, but pre-registration is required at www.tfsnc.org/events no later than Friday, May 12.
Other featured speakers will include Stephanie Bias from the N.C. Department of Insurance, John Maron with the N.C. Department of the Secretary of State, and Natalie Wood Riche with the N.C. Department of Justice. Among the topics they will discuss are Medicare and healthcare fraud, counterfeit prescription drugs, pyramid and Ponzi schemes, internet, investment, lottery, and sweepstakes scams and much more.
Triangle Family Services in partnership with Bank of America, AARP, Resources for Seniors and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre are the sponsors for Senior Scam Jam.