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Seniors invited to free seminar on identity theft and scams

Shrewsbury – The public is invited to attend a free seminar at Shrewsbury Crossings on how seniors can protect themselves from identity theft and scams. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Seniors and those who assist them will learn how they can ?protect themselves against personal crimes with the first-hand knowledge this program will provide.

A. Wayne Sampson, executive director of the Massachusetts Police Chief's Association and retired Shrewsbury Police Chief, will offer an overview of the problems seniors face with identity theft and other scams that target seniors. He will identify the most common scams and situations seniors need to watch out for, and give tips for protecting privacy and identity as well as how to avoid getting caught up in a scam.

This program will address computer, phone and in person solicitations people need to be aware of to successfully avoid the savvy traps predators set for seniors who are often too trusting. There will be advice for those who are concerned about seniors and what signs that may indicate a senior is in the midst of a theft or scam.

The program will be presented at Shrewsbury Crossings, 311 Main St, Shrewsbury and is free and open to the public. Please call 508 845-2100 to reserve a seat.

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