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Within the last month, Door County residents have reported receiving phony calls about charges to old credit cards, gained access to computers under false names, fake lottery winner calls, online dating scams and attempted Internal Revenue System imposter scams.
Common scams the Senior Center sees are when calls are made to seniors telling them their grandchild is NJ male dating profiles jail and they need to send money to bail them out, or that they won the lottery and need to send money to get the prize released. Inthe Senior Center processed reports of elder abuse, and the majority of the complaints were financial abuse from family members.
The center has two adult protective social workers on staff and they have taken Lincoln NE date online family members to court over financial fraud.
Mike Green is a volunteer at the Senior Center who teaches the elderly about preventing fraud in their lives. Green is a former police chief deputy out of Illinois who moved to Door County.
He spent four years as the president of the Elderly Service Officers Program in Illinois, under which officers and other elderly service professionals took a hour training about working with the elderly. The No. The second most-reported scam was about technical support to help clean your computer.
The callers are given remote access to a computer and date night Charleston WV steal personal information. The IRS states that if this kind of thing happens to you, do not be pressured into making fast decisions, never provide personal information or money transfers to people you do not know or trust, and if you are unsure about a call date asian girl Dallas that claims to be from your bank or utility company, check the validity of the call by hanging up and calling the on your bill.
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Another way to investigate if you are being scammed, check out the organization on the Better Business Bureau website. For detailed information and tips about protecting your identity, visit the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection website at www.
The Senior Center also has the hard copy available.
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