Tuesday, Sept. 10 KEY Seminar — Outsmarting the Scammers

By on September 10, 2019

Earlier this year media giant CNBC reported that scams targeting senior citizens has topped losses of an estimated $2.9 billion annually according to the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Impersonating the IRS was the number one scam targeting seniors in 2018. And whereas more than 1,500 seniors throughout the country contacted the committee’s fraud hotline in 2018, the Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, estimates that only one in every 24 cases of elder exploitation gets reported.

These are frightening and depressing statistics but there are ways to fight back and educate yourself, and your loved ones, on how to recognize a scam and what to do if you’ve been contacted by a scammer or think you have been scammed.

The city of Yucaipa and the Scherer Community Center are hosted Jeffrey Litel, Ed.D, financial advisor with Edward Jones, to discuss this important topic. “Outsmarting the Scammers!” is the next KEY Seminar (Knowledge & Education for Yucaipa Seniors) on Tuesday, Sept. 10 beginning at 12 p.m. The presentation will be held at the Scherer Community Center at 12202 First St. in Yucaipa.

For questions or additional information contact the Scherer Community Center at: 909-797-1177.