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SCAM JAM set Dec. 17 at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center

By Jerry Shelby

Special to the Salisbury Post

Senior citizens are the No. 1 target of con artists.  Scam Jams inform citizens about frauds and scams in our community and teach them what to look for and listen to, who to contact with a complaint, and how to protect themselves.

Scam Jam will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 1-4 p.m. at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr., Ave.  Scam Jam is free, but registration in advance is requested for planning purposes.  Call 704-216-7714 to register. All age groups can attend.

Speakers from the N.C. Office of the Secretary of State, N.C. Department of Insurance, N.C. Attorney General’s Office, and Salisbury Police Department will cover topics including scams aimed specifically at seniors, investment and charity fraud; Ponzi schemes; internet, telephone and mail fraud; Medicare and other insurance scams; identity theft; consumer tips; home repair fraud; sweepstake and prize patrol scams; credit report checking; tax fraud, and more.

The agencies will cover what to do when you suspect you are being scammed, how to register a complaint with a state agency, filing a report with the police and much more.

Scam Jam is sponsored by Salisbury-Rowan AARP chapter and Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.  The Salisbury-Rowan AARP chapter meets the first Thursday of the month at 1:00PM at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Don’t be a victim. Attend the Scam Jam.

 

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