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Warren to discuss senior scams, other dangers at NARFE meeting

Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren will address at the next meeting of Chapter 1757 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, alerting the group to senior scam dangers and drugs in the community.

The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Olivia’s in the Village, Main Street, Gloucester.

Financial scams targeting seniors have become extremely prevalent in recent years, as thieves keep coming up with new ways to target the elderly. According to a release from NARFE, the top 10 scams affecting seniors today are:

Medicare/health insurance scams; counterfeit prescription drugs; funeral and cemetery scams; fraudulent anti-aging products; telemarketing/phone scams; internet fraud; phony investment schemes; homeowner/reverse mortgage scams; sweepstakes and lottery scams, and the Grandparent scam.

If you suspect you’ve been the victim of a scam, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it with someone you trust, the release stated. Keep handy the pho...

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