Seniors Learn About How to Avoid Fraud

BANGOR - We can all fall victim to fraud...putting us at risk for identity theft.  Well today one group learned how to prevent this nightmare from coming true.
Seniors at the Hammond Street Senior Center had the chance to hear from experts as well as ask questions about the threat of fraud.  Panelists described some of the common scams criminals use to obtain personal information, which can lead to identity theft...and ways to avoid it from happening.
 
Volunteers from the Senior Medicare Patrol were on-hand to offer counseling for those who have been victims of fraud.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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