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Stop & Verify - don't be victims of scam artists



2019-02-11 - Russell County, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Lori Farris, the Outreach Coordinator in the Kentucky Attorney General's Office of Senior Protection, offered key words of the day - "Stop and Verify" - to help senior citizens avoid being victims of scams. She stressed do not take any action without stopping and then making sure that what you are being told is valid. Take no immediate action - immediacy is what scammers deal in. They stir emotions as in - "your family member is in the hospital/jail...", "you are the winner of...", "you can make a huge amount of money..." and always, "you must tell no one, and you must act immediately or lose." She says beware of ANY call from anyone requesting money and/or action without you having a chance to "stop and verify".

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