Aug 22, 2022
Scam protection is more important than ever, say State Police
KYLERTOWN, Pa. – All members of the community are invited to attend a free presentation by the Pennsylvania State Police on how to avoid becoming the victim of scams. The program is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the Kylertown Center for Active Living, 70 Senior Drive, in Kylertown, PA.
Trooper Chandra Baughman will present information on how to identify scams run through phone calls, emails, the internet, and more, as well as tactics that can prevent individuals from becoming victims. Baughman cited a recent rise in such activity in the area, which makes learning how to identify threats and potential scams more important than ever.
According to Social Catfish, a web-based organization dedicated to eradicating internet scams, more than $108 million is lost through scams in Pennsylvania each year through online scams alone. Pennsylvania also ranks eighth in states across the country for most money lost to scams. In 2020, a record $4.2 billion was lost to online scammers, nation-wide. The AARP says senior citizens are most likely to find themselves the victim of a scam, with consumers of all ages reporting a record-breaking $5.8 billion loss to all types of fraudulent activity in the U.S. in 2021.
For more information on this program, or the Kylertown Center for Active Living, call 814-345-6338.
Centers for active living are a part of communities throughout Central Pennsylvania that provide meaningful activities and social settings for area seniors. The centers are maintained by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging.
For more information on all of the services provided by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, visit www.ccaaa.net