Senior Citizen Safety Seminar: Outsmart the Scammers

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Date(s) - 11/17/2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gwinnett Public Library Five Forks Branch


Join GCPL and Gwinnett County Police Department to learn ways to stay safe in your community.

Want to learn how to outsmart scammers? Let Gwinnett County Police Department help you stay safe, especially in these difficult times.

Each year, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial fraud or confidence scheme, including romance, lottery, and sweepstakes scams, to name a few. Criminals will gain their targets’ trust and may communicate with them directly via computer, phone, and the mail; or indirectly through the TV and radio. Once successful, scammers are likely to keep a scheme going because of the prospect of significant financial gain.

Seniors are often targeted because they tend to be trusting and polite. They also usually have financial savings, own a home, and have good credit—all of which make them attractive to scammers.

Free and open to all. 

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