Help­ing seniors avoid scams fo­cus of sem­i­nar

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

State Sen. Ge­orge Ame­dore, R-Rot­ter­dam, will host a free se­nior scam preven­tion sem­i­nar on Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Mar­ble­town Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 3564 Main St.

At the sem­i­nar, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the De­part­ment of State Con­sumer Af­fairs di­vi­sion will join Ame­dore to present how to rec­og­nize and avoid tar­geted scams that prey specif­i­cally on seniors.

Tips will be given on how to avoid both prom­i­nent and lesser-known scams, and what to do if a se­nior falls vic­tim.

“We are see­ing an alarm­ing trend with scam­mers prey­ing on vul­ner­a­ble seniors to steal their iden­tity or de­fraud them,” Ame­dore said in a press re­lease. “Par­tic­i­pants in this sem­i­nar will learn valu­able tools to help keep them from fall­ing vic­tim to a scam, and where to turn if they do.”

The event is free. To reg­is­ter, call Ame­dore’s Kingston of­fice at (845) 331-3810 or email ame­dore@ny­se­n­ate.gov.

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