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"Scam-A-Lot" Shows Seniors How to Avoid Fraud

Tuesday was the 7th annual fraud seminar, sponsored by Senior Education Ministries.Dozens of groups came together for this year's "Scam-A-Lot" to help educate seniors and raise awareness about phone and email scams. <br>
Senior citizens took a step back in time on Tuesday - and learned about some present day dangers.

It was the 7th annual fraud seminar, sponsored by Senior Education Ministries. The theme? Scam-A-Lot!

Dozens of groups came together to help educate seniors and raise awareness about phone and email scams.

Officials say it's important to get the word out every year, because scammers are always ready to pounce.

"They come up with a lot of schemes to really get a hold of our elderly because they work at their hearts because the seniors are just such a giving group that trusts. And they play on that. And I just think that's wrong," said event coordinator Lori Aplin.

Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing adds: "They're constantly, these people that scam seniors out of their money are constantly coming up with new ideas, new tricks so we want to make sure that the folks here have the latest and greatest information to protect themselves, protect their identity and protect their pocketbook."

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller also spoke at the convention.

Plans are already underway for next year's Scams-Ahoy event
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