Senior Safety and Scams

Top 5 things to remember:

  1. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  2. When it comes to a "now or never" opportunity, choose "never."
  3. Keep account numbers, codes and passwords private.
  4. Shred bills, junk mail, and receipts when discarding them.
  5. Don't be afraid to report your experiences.  If you feel uncomfortable, tell someone.

For more information:

  • Learn more about known scams and how you can protect yourself at www.stopseniorscams.org (an external web site which will open in a new window)
  • Also read the pamphlet published by the North Carolina Department of Justice in August 2008 called SCAMS & FRAUD [pdf/241kb/20p]

 Surprised man!

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