AG’s Office to educate seniors about scams

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:15am

All it takes is a quick look at the Maine Office of the Attorney General’s website to recognize that the variety of scams --- and the sophistication of them --- are growing. A scam, as defined by Miriam Webster, is “a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.” According to the Senate Special Committee on Aging, American seniors lose more than $2.9 billion annually to scams.

The public is invited to join Tracy Thompson, complaint examiner, consumer information & mediation service administrator of the Maine Office of the Attorney General on Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at Chase Point Assisted Living on LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus. Its address is 51 Schooner Street, Damariscotta.

Thompson will discuss various scams and what you can do to prevent yourself from being a victim. She will pay particular attention to the most common scams that target the elderly. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please RSVP to 207-563-4200.