Program to focus on senior scams

For the Daily Call

PIQUA — A representative of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is the featured speaker for the June 8 YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series. The program is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a noon luncheon ($6/person).

The focus will be on Senior Scams and how to avoid being caught up in them. Seniors (ages 60 and up) make up 15 percent of the population but attract 30 percent of reported fraud according to statistics. Seniors are caught off-guard by phone calls and mailings they receive and are more vulnerable and need to be taught how to recognize fraudulent scams.

Those attending the program will learn about the latest scams targeting the senior population like grandparents scam, fake check scams, home improvement fraud and identity theft and how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

“This program is very important for both seniors and family members,” said YWCA Program Director Beth Royer DeLong. “We are very pleased to have someone from the Attorney General’s Office with us to help better inform and educate those in our community about these scams.” she said.

A UVMC nurse will be available from 10:15-11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings.

Reservations for the program and luncheon must be made by Monday, June 6. For more information or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

For the Daily Call