Ep 8: Staying Safe from Scams

Guest: Deputy Melissa Sommers, Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department

October 1, 2021

Every year, millions of American seniors fall victims to financial scams, from telemarketing frauds to fake sweepstakes to home repair swindles. Criminals may gain seniors’ trust over the telephone or Internet and play on their victims’ fears and emotions.

In this episode, Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Deputy Melissa Sommers talks with host Lisa Wells of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County about the variety of scams that target seniors and how older folks, their families, and their caregivers can avoid being financial exploited.

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