Program warns seniors about fraud and scams

Aug. 30, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

Senior Resources of Guilford will sponsor a “Fraud and Scams Alert” event on Sept. 24, at noon, at First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St.
The event will feature a presentation by the North Carolina Attorney General’s office.
Admission to the event is free, but a reservation is requested.
To attend, send an RSVP to hp@senior-resources-guilford.org or call 883-3586.
North Carolinians lose millions of dollars each year to consumer scams including sweepstakes, charities, home repairs and financial investment. Consumers, especially seniors, are often exploited by telemarketing fraud, and identity theft remains a growing problem.
The North Carolina Attorney General’s office handles more than 15,000 complaints from consumers each year on the issue of telemarketing fraud and identity theft. To help seniors and other consumers protect themselves against frauds and scams, Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office provides free educational presentations to community groups. Attendees of the event will learn tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
Proceeds from the sponsorship funds will pay for the event. All remaining dollars will support the High Point nutrition program of Senior Resources, which has been negatively impacted by the federal sequester.
In addition to the presentation, the event will include lunch, catered by Southern Roots Restaurant, and door prizes.
Parking will be available at the Family Life Center on Hamilton Street.