Free SCAM awareness workshop March 26
Have you been the victim of a scam? Or have you ever been contacted about something you knew was a scam? Unfortunately, the numbers of scams and frauds are growing exponentially. Even worse, scammers are getting smarter with their tactics. The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging/NY Connects and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department are constantly comparing notes about the kinds of schemes reported in our rural communities. Scammers appear much more trustworthy with their increased knowledge of local or personal information; their friendly, unassuming phone representatives; and their ability to use new technology, such as caller-ID spoofing.
To help area residents increase their awareness of scams and better protect themselves and their loved ones from scams, the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a free workshop on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 6 Leo Moss Drive in Olean (next to the Olean county building). This workshop will be presented by the United States Postal Inspection Service and will feature guest speaker, Shelley Carosella. The event will also include moving testimony from a local scam victim who was recently featured in a television news story.
The event is free of charge and refreshments will be served. In order to accommodate for space, reservations are being taken for this event. Please call the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects office at 716-373-8032 to reserve a seat. Bring a loved one or neighbor and learn how to protect yourselves and your identity.