Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Avoiding scams and fraud [July 17]

via LeeAnn Harvey at Volunteer! Decatur:
Too Good To Be True
Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:
·  Decatur Police Department: 404-373-6551
·  FBI Information on Common Fraud Schemes:
·  Georgia Senior Legal Hotline: 404-657-9915
·  Adult Protective Services: To report suspected exploitation of an elder person who lives in a private residence call 404-657-5250 or visit